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Published on 06 Nov 2017 Written by Danielle Makous Posted in Greenbuild

According to the U.S. Forest Service, between 1982 and 2001 in the U.S. alone, about 34 million acres of open space was lost to development—approximately four acres per minute, or 6,000 acres a day. This is...

Published on 06 Nov 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Greenbuild

LEED isn't just a way to create individual greener buildings. Beyond energy-efficient structures with smaller carbon footprints, green building now means greener communities, greener cities and a global effort to fight climate change.

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Published on 06 Nov 2017 Written by Paul Wessel Posted in Industry

For the green building community, every challenge is an opportunity: How do we leverage our assets to create triple-bottom-line value for our investors, our users and our future?

Today’s parking and transportation assets—be they structures, surface lots, bike share stations,...

Published on 03 Nov 2017 Written by Paul Wessel Posted in LEED

Real estate owners are amplifying the sustainable impact of their properties by embracing both LEED and Parksmart certifications. Parksmart, the world’s only rating system...

Published on 03 Nov 2017 Written by Aline Althen Posted in Greenbuild

Members are the lifeblood of USGBC’s work to transform the worldwide green building design and construction market. Above all else, we are a council of individual and corporate members with a shared vision for a more sustainable future. Without the undying passion and drive our members...

Published on 02 Nov 2017 Written by Tia Metzger Posted in Greenbuild

Share your knowledge at the 2018 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Europe. As the world’s largest green building exposition of its type, Greenbuild provides a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives,...

Published on 02 Nov 2017 Written by Mary Schrott Posted in Center for Green Schools

For this year’s Climate Leadership Awards, USGBC and Second Nature received numerous applications from colleges and universities all...

Published on 02 Nov 2017 Written by Melissa Baker Posted in LEED

Growing and changing to meet the demands of the marketplace and capitalizing on new technologies, ideas and products has always been intrinsic to the character of LEED. Continuous improvement keeps the rating system dynamic in a world that...

Published on 01 Nov 2017 Written by Lana Crouse Posted in Community

USGBC Indiana's Northwest Branch is hosting a teachers’ open house on November 9, where it will share tools to help teachers incorporate sustainability into their curriculums.

When...

Published on 01 Nov 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Greenbuild

USGBC is always at the forefront of the green building industry, encouraging and rewarding the most efficient, sustainable methods and materials through LEED credits....

Published on 31 Oct 2017 Written by Sarah Stanley Posted in Greenbuild

Sustainability leaders and professionals to convene in Berlin for Greenbuild conference dedicated to green building

Berlin, Germany—(31 October 2017)—Today, USGBC, creators of the...

Published on 31 Oct 2017 Written by Brenden McEneaney Posted in Advocacy and policy

The recent wildfires in Northern California give us a lot to think about, as we live on the western edge of this North American continent. Disasters challenge us to think holistically about sustainability, livability, preparedness and recovery. They compel us to care for our neighbors and urge...

Published on 31 Oct 2017 Written by Daniel Whittet Posted in LEED

This year's Atlantic hurricane season has been an example of how changes in the environment can wreak devastating impacts on entire communities. When large areas face destructive storms or fires,...

Published on 31 Oct 2017 Written by Micah Silvey Posted in LEED

Over the past several years, GBCI reviewers have reviewed hundreds of LEED v4 projects, and that means reviewing a great deal of documentation. Based on what we've seen, we've compiled a...

Published on 31 Oct 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Greenbuild

Greenbuild Boston, with workshops, summits and education sessions running from November 6–10, is rapidly approaching. Here a just a few of the opportunities to learn about LEED:

  • Kick off Greenbuild on Monday...

Published on 27 Oct 2017 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in Greenbuild

Just last week, the Greenbuild Conference made history by holding its first Greenbuild in Asia.

Greenbuild is the place where those who are connected to the green building movement, from architects to developers to product...

Published on 27 Oct 2017 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

A new report from the Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy shows how the tax reform legislation currently...

Published on 27 Oct 2017 Written by Heidi Kunsch-Kunka Posted in Community

Each year, leaders in the green building industry gather together for the Forever Green ceremony and dinner. Some are there to receive awards; others are there to network with the award-winning project teams and...

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