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Published on 27 Oct 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Industry

USGBC recently honored the recipients of the 2016 Leadership Awards at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Los...

Published on 25 Oct 2016 Written by Jodi Smits Anderson Posted in Industry

I recently summarized the interdependence needed in a building project, and I identified three areas where synergies would benefit overall performance and long-...

Published on 21 Oct 2016 Written by Nicolette Mueller Posted in Industry

This article was originally published by Sherwin-Williams in Spanish in the magazine "Esencial" in July 2016, and is reproduced here with permission.

According to a report from the...

Published on 19 Oct 2016 Written by Jodi Smits Anderson Posted in Industry

Interdependence, like community, is strength. We start as dependent babies, grow into young adults and become independent. Most of us stop there, because independence is not only a...

Published on 19 Oct 2016 Written by Bill Worthen Posted in Industry

Where does your water come from? If your first response was "the tap," then you are probably living in a place where fresh, drinkable water is something you have come to see as part of your daily life. Access to water has become something most Americans take for granted, but times are changing...

Published on 18 Oct 2016 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

Japan is now home to two LEED® Fellows who also happen to be education partners with USGBC® and GBCI®: Hiroki Hiramatsu and...

Published on 03 Oct 2016 Written by David Marcus Posted in Industry

The world of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) can be challenging (and full of new acronyms), especially for the design community who may only see the end result of a frequently time-intensive and sometimes cost-intensive EPD creation process on the part of manufacturers or trade...

Published on 30 Sep 2016 Written by Emily Neagle Posted in Industry

I am always "California dreaming," and with Greenbuild right around the corner, there’s no better time to share some of insights from California-based...

Published on 29 Sep 2016 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Industry

Individuals of all ages are now eligible to register for the LEED Green Associate exam.

The LEED Green Associate is your gateway to green, and it demonstrates an up-to-date understanding of the core concepts of ...

Published on 27 Sep 2016 Written by Julia Pergolini Posted in Industry

World Green Building Week (WGBW) is in full swing, celebrating the efforts of green building councils (GBCs) from 74 countries around the world, as well as their 27,000 member companies.

From Sept. 26–Oct. 2,...

Published on 07 Sep 2016 Written by Kathryn St. John Posted in Industry

Did you know that the energy lost through a building's walls, roofs and windows is the largest single waste of energy in most buildings—especially in hot summer months? As a result, the energy efficiency of a building often depends on the materials that help create its envelope. With the...

Published on 02 Sep 2016 Written by Hannah Jane Brown Posted in Industry

We are breaking world records this year. And I’m not just talking about the Olympics. We are on track for the hottest year on record. Already,...

Published on 29 Aug 2016 Written by Emily Neagle Posted in Industry

Members of the LEED User Group: Industrial Facilities (LUGIF) are market leaders in sustainable industrial facilities. In addition to their leadership in LEED...

Published on 19 Aug 2016 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Industry

"Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world." — Bruno Barbey

Today marks the sixth annual #WorldPhotoDay, a global photography project celebrating how we each see the world...

Published on 18 Aug 2016 Written by Ryan Franks Posted in Industry

According to Navigant Research, global microgrid capacity is anticipated to go from 1.4 GW in 2015 to 7.6 GW in 2024—over 500% growth in a 10 year span. But, what is driving this growth? The...

Published on 15 Aug 2016 Posted in Industry

Corporate responsibility and environmental efforts are becoming a much higher priority for a number of companies, regardless of industry. In fact, according to a...

Published on 10 Aug 2016 Written by Theresa Backhus Posted in Industry

Energy infrastructure can have a significant environmental and social footprint and lead to landscape-level impacts, even while serving as a necessary development pathway. Voluntary standards and rating systems are recognized as some of the most effective tools to drive innovation in sustainable...

Published on 09 Aug 2016 Written by Kunal Gulati Posted in Industry

It all began with a spark. Back in the prehistoric era, animals, plants and even our ancestors decayed and returned to the soil, becoming the resources we now call "fossil fuels." Compressed into the earth in the form of oil and coal, fossil fuels gave us the power to create electricity by...

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