In its latest issue, USGBC+ takes on the city of Chicago by spotlighting the city’s strides in sustainability leadership. Home to Greenbuild 2018, Chicago is no stranger to the green building movement. Just this year, the city achieved Platinum certification under LEED for Cities, in addition to its alignment with the Paris Climate Agreement through the Chicago Climate Charter.
For more on Chicago and other industry news, look for free copies of USGBC+, the official media partner of Greenbuild, at the following locations within the McCormick Place convention center:
- On-site registration (the majority of magazines will be here)
- USGBC booth #1111
- Publication bins on the Expo Hall floor
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The Windy City Embraces its Environmental Legacy Ahead of Greenbuild 2018: Chicago continues to lead by focusing on cultivating a sustainable economy and hitting a number of major milestones, which exemplify collaboration at the highest levels and have produced measurable results.
Employees Are Happier, Healthier and More Productive in LEED Buildings: USGBC commissioned Porter Novelli to conduct an online survey that explored job satisfaction, employees’ opinion of their physical workspace and building conditions, and satisfaction with various work-related aspects.
Eternally Green: Bala Cynwyd Cemetery Achieves Sites Certification for Sustainable Landscape Design: West Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Nature Sanctuary is perhaps one of the most unique projects to achieve SITES Gold, because was formed as an environmentally friendly cemetery—the first of its kind to receive a SITES designation in the country.
“The future of the human race is intertwined with the future of the planet, and the sustainable practices we celebrate in USGBC+ and advance at Greenbuild remind us that our success as sustainability leaders, practitioners and professionals is more than a calling—it is a solemn responsibility.” Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of USGBC and GBCI, shares his gratitude and hope for the future of the green building movement through community engagement.
To receive 1 hour of GBCI CE credit, read the magazine online and then take the quiz in Education @USGBC.