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Published on 21 Jun 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...

Published on 20 Jun 2017 Written by Brenden McEneaney Posted in Advocacy and policy

Budget and green legislation

After clearing a series of legislative deadlines in April and May, seven of the eight green building bills USGBC is supporting are charging forward, although California’s bold new attempt at a cap-and-trade bill did not advance. All the while, Gov...

Published on 20 Jun 2017 Written by Julia Feder Posted in Education

Interested in learning more about specific green building topics and wondering how to demonstrate your knowledge in these areas? Let your professional network know you’ve invested in learning about these key topics through USGBC’s knowledge-based badges.

In the coming months,...

Published on 20 Jun 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED is the go-to green building rating system for architects and builders worldwide. But in the quest to make our entire environment healthier and more sustainable, there are also other, specialized ways to achieve our goals—such as...

Published on 16 Jun 2017 Written by Melanie Colburn Posted in Community

This article is by Marsha Sukardi, SFPUC Engineer, who will be hosting the sold-out USGBC Northern California tour of the...

Published on 16 Jun 2017 Written by Sarah Stanley Posted in Media

LEED for Communities combines sustainability, social equity and human experience with technology and analytics at the community-wide level

Incheon, South Korea—(June 16, 2017)—Today, USGBC announced that Songdo...

Published on 15 Jun 2017 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in LEED

Tens of thousands of sustainability professionals worldwide have earned their LEED Green Associate credential as a way to take their career to the next level and demonstrate their green building expertise. From our own LEED Green...

Published on 15 Jun 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Greenbuild

Did you know that you can attend Greenbuild this year in Boston, China or India? Greenbuild 2017, the world's largest and most influential green building conference, offers a forum in three locations for the green building...

Published on 14 Jun 2017 Written by Nick Brousse Posted in Advocacy and policy

USGBC believes in green buildings for all. We are pleased to see Pennsylvania join a growing list of states to include LEED...

Published on 13 Jun 2017 Written by Leticia McCadden Posted in Media

Award-winning green building conference and expo headed to Boston, November 8–10

Boston, Mass.—(June 12, 2017)—Registration is now open for the annual...

Published on 13 Jun 2017 Written by Mahesh Ramanujam Posted in Greenbuild

More than 20 years ago, USBGC started as a vision. Today, it is an unparalleled community of sustainability-focused and like-minded people responsible for anchoring one of the most important environmental movements of our time. In 2000, the very first LEED buildings were certified, propelling...

Published on 13 Jun 2017 Written by Scot Horst Posted in Industry

When it comes to sustainability, data is ushering in a new era of green performance. Thanks to the digital age, our ability to capture data is virtually limitless, and the information we gather has the ability to drive better decisions—economically, socially and environmentally.

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Published on 13 Jun 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in LEED

LEED v4 is the newest version of LEED, more specialized and designed for a better user experience. Its credits and prerequisites raise the bar on green building, improving the fundamentals of previous versions while offering...

Published on 12 Jun 2017 Written by Kathryn Lovda Posted in Community

Proposals are now being accepted for the 11th annual USGBC Colorado Green Schools Summit.

According to USGBC’s Center for Green Schools, a green school...

Published on 12 Jun 2017 Written by Kirsten Swanson Posted in Greenbuild

Do you believe everyone deserves healthy, safe, efficient green spaces in which to live, work, learn, and play? USGBC seeks community changemakers who share our vision and have the drive to make green buildings and sustainable communities accessible to all people and populations.

Take the...

Published on 12 Jun 2017 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

At this year’s Better Buildings Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy from May 15–17 in Washington, D.C., public and private stakeholders seized the opportunity to share their challenges and successes in...

Published on 09 Jun 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

Feature image: Lai Jianyan, Senior Vice President of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co., Ltd., with Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of USGBC and GBCI.

On June 7, USGBC entered into a strategic partnership with...

Published on 09 Jun 2017 Written by Alysson Blackwelder Posted in Advocacy and policy

Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of USGBC and GBCI, was the keynote presenter to elected officials, government professionals, industry experts and other...

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