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USGBC+ Transforming Our Built Environment
November/December 2017: People, Projects, Places

GBCI: 0920014797

Stories and strategies behind the world’s best green buildings
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
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Published on: October 25, 2017

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USGBC+ is the membership magazine of the U.S. Green Building Council.

To receive 1 hour of GBCI CE, first read the magazine online here, or the individual articles in the Additional Resources on the right. Then click "Take the quiz" on the right side of this page. Upon passing the quiz, your hour will be reported to GBCI and you will be able to download a certificate of completion.
In this issue:

Features

People: “Big Red State. Big Green Market” - Five of Texas’s cities demonstrate a strengthening commitment to sustainability in the nation’s largest red state

Projects: “Beantown, Greentown” - In a city steeped in revolutionary spirit, Boston Properties pushes the boundaries of sustainable design.

Places: “Wicked Smart” - The city of Boston is working with outside agencies, private businesses, and area universities to use data to improve quality of life for residents.

LEED Impact Categories

Community: “United They Stand” - Social equity and sustainable development are the driving forces behind the Dudley Neighborhood Community Land Trust.

Ecosystems: “LEED+” - Projects implementing LEED are poised to leverage the shared advantages of complementary rating systems.

Green economy: “In The Green” - Investment banks bridge the gap and help fund the future of climate-resilient infrastructure.

Departments

LEED ON: “All In” – Letter from our leaders

Community: “Class Act” - Kohler’s innovative ways to treat wastewater in developing nations.

Advocacy: “Climate Action: Time to Make It Real” - A look at COP 23 and action items to combat climate change.

Professional Pulse – Q&A with Dr. Atyia Martin, CEM Chief Resilience Officer, Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Racial Equity

Additional online only content

"Founding Farmers Offers Restaurant-Goers a Taste of Sustainability" - DC’s first LEED Gold restaurant honors the farm-to-table concept with a design that is both natural and sophisticated.

"Napa's Odette Estate Winery Proves Red and Green Make a Sustainable Pairing" - Organic grapes plus LEED construction makes for a final glass that both tastes good and you can feel good about drinking.

Objectives

  1. Define how green banks are helping bridge a critical gap in funding for climate resilient infrastructure
  2. Identify how social equity and sustainable development features are a model for the development of community land trusts across the country
  3. Recognize city of Boston’s efforts to improve quality-of-life for residents
  4. Identify how cities in Texas are demonstrating commitment to sustainability
  5. Recognize features of Boston’s most sustainably designed building

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