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Published on 14 Aug 2018 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Industry

2018 is USGBC’s 25th anniversary. For a quarter of a century, we’ve come together to make our planet stronger, greener and more sustainable.

During this first generation, our green building family has certified and registered more than...

Published on 07 Aug 2018 Written by David Marcus Posted in Industry

The longest part of a building’s life cycle is its use phase. Once a building opens its doors, there is a constant flow of products purchased and discarded to support ongoing operations and maintenance, creating the building’s waste stream. The amount of waste generated by a building...

Published on 22 Jun 2018 Written by Jennifer Druliner Posted in Industry

Last fall, USGBC and GBCI announced the adoption of the RELi rating system (RELi). RELi takes a holistic approach to resilient design. With...

Published on 12 Jun 2018 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Industry

The green building experts who work on LEED certification reviews are professionals who bring their extensive experience to bear in considering project documentation. When GBCI awards LEED...

Published on 22 May 2018 Written by David Marcus Posted in Industry

In the U.S., buildings account for 13.6 percent of potable water use, the third largest category, behind thermoelectric power and irrigation.

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Published on 01 May 2018 Written by Michelle Amt Posted in Industry

VMDO is a Green Schools Conference and Expo sponsor.

Despite recent changes in U.S. trade policy, the cost of photovoltaic (PV)...

Published on 25 Apr 2018 Written by Gautami Palanki Posted in Industry

Companies around the world are choosing Arc to help drive stronger building performance. Today, nearly one billion square feet of space is being tracked globally, with the intention of creating healthier, more sustainable spaces for all.

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Published on 10 Apr 2018 Written by Emma Hughes Posted in Industry
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 02 Apr 2018 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Industry

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), a USGBC partner, is hosting four one-hour live webinars on applying its open-source approach to sustainable development in practice.

The approach is...

Published on 29 Mar 2018 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Industry

Join us at the GRESB | Siemens: Sustainable Real Assets Conference and save on registration, as a USGBC member.

The conferences, held in three locations worldwide, will showcase the newest approaches and most advanced innovations to...

Published on 01 Feb 2018 Written by Sheri Brezinka Posted in Industry

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is set to host the 2018 Super Bowl on Sun., February 4. Not only will the Super Bowl draw thousands of visitors to the stadium, but more than 100 million will watch the game...

Published on 02 Jan 2018 Written by Sarah Stanley Posted in Industry

GBCI is the premier global organization for independently recognizing excellence in sustainability performance and practice. With regional offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, India and China, GBCI is accelerating the adoption of green...

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,...

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