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Published on 21 Dec 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Industry

People really want to know about LEED. Whether they were typed in by members, green building professionals or the general public, the top search terms in 2017 were all about USGBC's flagship green building rating system and credentials....

Published on 20 Dec 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Industry

The grand opening of the William Jefferson Clinton Children's Center, otherwise known as Project Haiti, will take place in April 2018 in Port au Prince.

When the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 left hundreds of thousands of children in...

Published on 18 Dec 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Industry

2017 was a year of many challenges and triumphs for the green building community. As sustainability became an even more global priority, resiliency planning was a hot topic and LEED education kept pace, with new resources for USGBC members...

Published on 21 Nov 2017 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Industry

This article was originally published in the November issue of The Neptune Glitz magazine, a monthly magazine on architecture and interior design....

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 06 Oct 2017 Written by Enzo Bomente Posted in Industry

Since 2007, Brazil has been certifying buildings to LEED standards, and the country currently ranks fourth globally for gross square meters...

Published on 30 Aug 2017 Written by Yi Wen Posted in Industry

Feature image: Nanchang Wanda Mall, LEED Silver.

USGBC, Wanda Commercial Properties Co., Ltd. and the U.S.–China Energy Cooperation Program (ECP) have jointly organized the first...

Published on 26 Jul 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Industry

For the third year in a row, Washington, D.C., has earned the number one ranking on the U.S. EPA’s annual list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most buildings certified by Energy Star.

The top cities...

Published on 13 Jun 2017 Written by Scot Horst Posted in Industry

When it comes to sustainability, data is ushering in a new era of green performance. Thanks to the digital age, our ability to capture data is virtually limitless, and the information we gather has the ability to drive better decisions—economically, socially and environmentally.

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Published on 09 Jun 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

Feature image: Lai Jianyan, Senior Vice President of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co., Ltd., with Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of USGBC and GBCI.

On June 7, USGBC entered into a strategic partnership with...

Published on 08 Jun 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

On June 15, USGBC will be participating in a LEED and Industrial Facilities Roundtable in Belgrade, Serbia. Organized by ENERGO Group, a USGBC...

Published on 06 Jun 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Industry

The May/June 2017 issue of USGBC+ covers a range of current green building topics, from biobased building materials to greening cities.

Take a look at four of our top stories from the issue:

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Published on 06 Jun 2017 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Industry

The state-of-the-art Stephen Sondheim Theatre was the first Broadway house to earn LEED Gold. Designed to create the highest-quality environment for audiences, cast and crew...

Published on 01 Jun 2017 Written by Scot Horst Posted in Industry

Data and scoring speak volumes. Data provides facts and information. Scoring based on data can tell us where we’re starting from, how we’re improving and what we can achieve. When it comes to transforming buildings, campuses, communities and cities, data and scoring can help us know...

Published on 31 May 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

Nine new countries have certified their first LEED project or their first LEED v4 Platinum building, as represented in USGBC’s ongoing LEED Earth ...

Published on 22 May 2017 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Industry

Last week I had the honor of participating in a panel titled “A New Paradigm: How Companies Can be Agents of Social Change,” at the World Social Marketing Conference. The panel focused on ways companies can...

Published on 11 May 2017 Written by Wes Sullens Posted in Industry

In press releases issued last week, the sponsoring organizations of the 2018 International Green Construction Code (2018-IgCC) provided an update on the development and publication plans for the model green code.

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Published on 02 May 2017 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Industry

USGBC is collaborating with our Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) partners to host a webinar on Wed., May 10 from 9–10:15 a.m. The webinar will cover...

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