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Published on 21 Aug 2017 Written by Brendan Owens Posted in Community

Every once in a while, a piece of your professional life you've come to take for granted collides with your personal life in a curious way.

In my case, it came through an Amazon email, which said the glasses I bought for my family...

Published on 18 Aug 2017 Written by Shelby Buso Posted in Community

On August 17, USGBC Georgia’s Emerging Professionals group learned how big dreams turn into tiny houses—and have an enormous impact. ...

Published on 18 Aug 2017 Written by Holly Baird Posted in Community

Zerolandfill, a material upcycling event, is entering its seventh year in Nashville. This award-winning program takes expired material samples from the local architecture and design community, diverts them from the landfill and gives them back to the local community, targeting teachers, artists...

Published on 17 Aug 2017 Written by nan schramm Posted in Community

Following on the heels of an early summer kick-off event, the first session of...

Published on 17 Aug 2017 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Community

Southern California faces a variety of unique environmental and climate-related challenges that can be addressed through more sustainable land development practices. The SITES rating system can be used to develop landscapes on...

Published on 16 Aug 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Community

The July/August 2017 issue of USGBC+ showcases the platforms and practices by which leaders in the green building movement create innovative solutions and prioritize energy efficiency and resiliency.

Take a look at four of our top...

Published on 10 Aug 2017 Written by Jessica L. Wilson Posted in Community

USGBC North Carolina is pleased to announce our 2017 Sustainable Business Awards finalists. The winners will be announced at our annual...

Published on 04 Aug 2017 Written by Brett Rosenberg Posted in Community

Integrating onsite water reuse

USGBC Northern California recently presented a Best in the West webinar about...

Published on 03 Aug 2017 Written by Jesse Turck Posted in Community

The USGBC Minnesota community recognizes that whatever the challenges, we need the right people, tools and platforms to solve them. With increasing focus on not only reducing our environmental impact, but also improving our...

Published on 02 Aug 2017 Written by Aline Althen Posted in Community

VERGE 17 is just around the corner, and you can receive a 10 percent discount on your registration through USGBC. Always a hot spot for cutting-edge thinking at the intersection of technology and sustainability...

Published on 01 Aug 2017 Written by Patti Mason Posted in Community

The National Western Center (NWC) and Colorado State University have embarked on an expansive, 20-plus-year redevelopment of the 250-acre campus. It is one of six portfolio projects that the City of Denver collectively refers to as the North Cornerstone Collaborative. According to the...

Published on 28 Jul 2017 Written by Jennifer Kruse Posted in Community

The USGBC Minnesota community recognizes that whatever the challenges, we need the right people, tools and platforms to solve them. With increasing focus on not only reducing our environmental impact, but also improving...

Published on 26 Jul 2017 Written by Mark Bryan Posted in Community

How did you get involved in building sustainability?

I got involved at the end of my BA in architecture program in college. I was interested in exploring the connection between the environment and architectural design. I identified myself as an environmentalist, but...

Published on 25 Jul 2017 Written by Elizabeth Thompson Posted in Community

The best-selling book Drawdown, edited by Paul Hawken, offers a model for "the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming." The goal of the research presented in the book is to find out whether human beings can reverse the...

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 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 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...

Published on 12 Jul 2017 Written by Malini Foobalan Posted in Community

Feature image: Rendering of the plaza at United Properties’ WELL-registered project “The Nordic” in Minneapolis. Image credit: LHB.

The USGBC Minnesota community recognizes that...

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