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Published on 10 Oct 2017 Written by Nicolette Mueller Posted in Greenbuild

Feature image: Rendering by Sasaki, courtesy of Inmobiliaria Las Salinas.

The International Summit at...

Published on 10 Oct 2017 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

The Ocean State has taken a big step toward embracing sustainable development and landscapes. Building on the state’s eight-year legacy of green public buildings policy, the Rhode Island legislature has passed a bill to expand its coverage to include public lands.

The Senate passed...

Published on 10 Oct 2017 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

Youth who are educated about sustainability and the environment help move us toward a society that considers the environmental impact of its everyday actions. Additionally, today’s younger generations must be literate in sustainability to compete in the growing green job market....

Published on 09 Oct 2017 Written by Jeanne Allen Cars... Posted in LEED

The LEED v4 stories article series features the people the behind diverse LEED v4 projects. Project team members and project owners tell of...

Published on 09 Oct 2017 Written by Selina Holmes Posted in Greenbuild

The current worldwide mix of energy resources is weighted heavily toward oil, coal and natural gas. However, In addition to emitting greenhouse gases, these resources are also nonrenewable: Their quantities are limited, or they cannot be replaced as fast as they are consumed. When it comes to...

Published on 09 Oct 2017 Written by Danielle Makous Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC has specific LEED credits for schools that can help deliver safe, healthy and sustainable learning environments for all children. As volunteers in 70-plus participate in...

Published on 06 Oct 2017 Written by Wes Sullens Posted in Greenbuild

Green building professionals and advocates for green codes will find at Greenbuild Boston the industry updates they need.

Earlier this year, the collaborating organizations of USGBC, AIA, ASHRAE, ICC and IES...

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 06 Oct 2017 Written by Mikaela Kieffer Posted in LEED

The October 2017 quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available.

To view the changes:

Published on 05 Oct 2017 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Community

The September/October 2017 issue of USGBC+ shares projects and practices through which the green building movement engages new audiences and empowers advocates to build stronger local economies that support sustainability.

Take a look...

Published on 05 Oct 2017 Written by Heather Goetsch Posted in Community

Thanks in part to the dedicated volunteers who contribute to the green building movement each year, USGBC continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and more prosperous built environment in communities across the globe....

Published on 05 Oct 2017 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

A new USGBC policy case study recounts a decade of green building policy leadership in New Mexico, a state that is probably better known for its...

Published on 04 Oct 2017 Written by Ian Canterbury Posted in LEED

Achieving your LEED professional credential demonstrates your expertise in green building to the world, and the GBCI-administered exams to qualify for the credential are delivered at Prometric testing centers in...

Published on 03 Oct 2017 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

Outdoor classrooms allow students to connect with nature and learn about plant cycles and wildlife habitats. Getting outside also grants teachers the opportunity to offer hands-on activities that can only take place in an outdoor setting. Green...

Published on 03 Oct 2017 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Community

The global green building community was built on the mission of creating a more sustainable built environment. In the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the earthquake in Mexico and countless other natural disasters taking place all over the world,...

Published on 03 Oct 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED has been the leading green building rating system worldwide for a long time. Last December, USGBC introduced a new, complementary tool: Arc, a...

Published on 02 Oct 2017 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in LEED

Earlier this year, we revitalized this recurring feature to make it more dynamic and easier to read. Now, you can check in quarterly on LEED certification activity, broken out by achievement level, rating system and location. We will remind...

Published on 02 Oct 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE) is the only national event to bring together all of the players involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build and teach in U.S. schools.

This year,...

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