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Published on 19 Jan 2017 Written by Monica Kanojia Posted in Industry

Applications are open to submit your organization for the Advanced RTU Campaign's annual awards. This campaign encourages commercial building owners and operators to replace their old rooftop unit air-conditioning systems (RTUs) with...

Published on 12 Jan 2017 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Industry

As I get settled into my new role as president and CEO of USGBC and GBCI, I am deeply grateful...

Published on 06 Jan 2017 Written by Shelby Buso Posted in Industry

In July 2016, USGBC Georgia and the Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition (MGCAC) proposed the creation of a "Green Corridor" in the Middle Georgia region. Since July...

Published on 03 Jan 2017 Written by Doug Pearson Posted in Industry

What goes into measuring and improving building performance? Building performance strategies can cover a wide range of topics. Each strategy is important, yet each is just one aspect of what it takes to achieve a successful project.

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Published on 03 Jan 2017 Written by Jared Blum Posted in Industry

This article was previously published on Dec. 7, 2016, as "Toward resiliency: The construction industry should focus on building more resilient structures to withstand natural disasters," by Professional Roofing Magazine,...

Published on 20 Dec 2016 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

USGBC and GBCI took 2016 by storm—it was a big year for green business and green buildings, all driven by the growth of a global community that is committed to driving sustainability across all sectors.

Check out our most popular articles for the year.

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Published on 13 Dec 2016 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in Industry

USGBC is offering a free webinar to show you how your building can measure performance using our new platform, Arc.

Arc addresses our focused efforts on performance in existing...

Published on 06 Dec 2016 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Industry

The name "Porsche" is often associated with the thrill of stepping on the gas, the ease of negotiating tight corners and the freedom of traveling the open road. But that is only part of the story.

Porsche is not just the name of a sports car—it is also the name of a brand devoted to...

Published on 05 Dec 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Industry

Pumpkin-spiced drinks and red cups may be in season, but Starbucks’ LEED-certified stores offer its customers sustainable, healthy spaces that are optimized for the enjoyment of coffee year-round. 

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Published on 02 Dec 2016 Written by Nicolette Mueller Posted in Industry

2016 was the strongest year on record for LEED-certified hotels in Latin America, with 60 percent more projects compared with 2015, and nearly double those of 2014. Today, there are 38 LEED-certified spaces in the region, and over three...

Published on 02 Dec 2016 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

This week, GBCI launched a new technology company called Arc Skoru Inc. This new venture will be the official host for...

Published on 17 Nov 2016 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Industry

One thing that all Americans can agree on is the urgent need for massive improvement in our roads, bridges, energy and water systems, as well as other important infrastructure such as hospitals and schools. In fact, infrastructure investment was one of the few issues both President-elect Trump...

Published on 15 Nov 2016 Written by Jared Brocklehurst Posted in Industry

This past October, Legrand North America held the Energy Marathon 2.0, an internal energy-saving competition focused on reducing electricity use and fostering long-term conservation habits for our...

Published on 11 Nov 2016 Written by Sean Fish Posted in Industry

Last month, Hurricane Matthew swept through the Caribbean and the southeastern United States. Many communities affected by Matthew will be rebuilding for months and years to come. Although disasters like Matthew remind us of the tremendous power of nature, they also remind us of the potential...

Published on 10 Nov 2016 Written by Mark Bessoudo Posted in Industry

Canada has achieved its first commercial project certified under LEED v4 with 270 Albert Street in Ottawa, which earned LEED...

Published on 01 Nov 2016 Written by Jodi Smits Anderson Posted in Industry

In a recent series of blogs using the metaphors of Pokémon characters, I’ve written about buildings systems (Mystic), including the building...

Published on 01 Nov 2016 Written by Monica Kanojia Posted in Industry

Building envelopes are the shell of the built environment. Comprising walls, windows, roof and foundation, the envelope serves as the primary thermal barrier between the interior and exterior environment. Building envelope technologies account for approximately 30 percent of the primary energy...

Published on 31 Oct 2016 Written by Shelby Buso Posted in Industry

This article was previously published on Oct. 3, 2016, on the WABE 90.1 website by Kate Sweeney. Read the original article

In general, buildings are not good for the...

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