Mahesh Ramanujam
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CEO Mahesh Ramanujam shares insights and updates.

Welcome to this month's insights from Mahesh.

"It is hard to believe we are already in June and summer is here! As the year progresses, I remain energized by the positive momentum our members and larger community are generating. Over the past few weeks, I've visited with members, stakeholders and city and state government leaders in both China and in states across the U.S. Mountain and South Atlantic regions.

I want to thank each and every one of you for being 'all in' as we strive to leave behind a better, greener world. Your membership dues fund all of the initiatives that USGBC participates in, and I want to thank you from from the bottom of my heart for continuing to support us and working to raise the living standard of people around the world. I hope that you will continue to support and sponsor us and help engage others in the community.

I can't wait to share all the progress we're making, in November when we gather together at Greenbuild Atlanta." —Mahesh

What Mahesh is reading

Introduction: Leading the social enterprise—Reinvent with a human focus by Deloitte Insights

Intensifying economic, social and political issues are challenging organizations to reinvent themselves as social enterprises, engaging with stakeholders and cultivating performance in a human way. View the article.

USGBC members

U.S. Green Building Council Receives $500,000 Grant From Bank of America for LEED for Cities and Communities Program by Marisa Long

15 U.S. cities and communities receive assistance for sustainability and climate action efforts. View the press release.

Advocacy

New GSA report finds LEED matches federal goals by Elizabeth Beardsley

A new GSA review of green building certification systems finds LEED the most closely aligned with federal goals. View the article.

USGBC news

Vote for the USGBC Board of Directors slate for 2019 by Mike McNally

Every election matters—cast your vote for organizational strategy and innovation at USGBC. View the article.

LEED certification

Hawks' home recognized for its environmental impact by Tim Tucker

State Farm Arena, the renovated and renamed home of the Hawks and numerous other events, recently received LEED Gold certification from USGBC. Read the article.

In case you missed it

Did you miss the latest "Ask the Experts" LEED v4.1 webcast?

Catch up and find bonus links and resources. Watch now.

Upcoming events

Greenbuild Mexico
June 18–19 | Hilton Mexico City Reforma

Greenerbuilder Austin
June 27 | Austin Central Library

Greenerbuilder San Francisco
July 25 | San Francisco Marriott Marquis

On the move

USGBC President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam met with Geoff Duncan, Lieutenant Governor of Georgia.