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USGBC+ Transforming Our Built Environment
July/August 2017: Emerging, Leadership, Platforms

GBCI: 0920013802

Stories and strategies behind the world’s best green buildings
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

Published on: August 01, 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

Emerging: “Safeguarding Brazil” - Protecting the Amazon’s tropical rainforests has become a multidimensional affair with global implications.

Leadership: “Energy Efficiency, Squared” - For almost 25 years, ENERGY STAR and USGBC have joined forces to deliver more energy-efficient products, homes, and businesses. The results are all around us.

Platforms: “Idea Exchange” - LEED User Groups share challenges, opportunities, and best practices in sustainability.

LEED Impact Categories

Community: “Campus Crusaders” - Student participation in LEED Lab has far-reaching impacts—from the classroom to the community to the consciousness of tomorrow’s green industry leaders.

Green Economy: “Collaborative Thinking” - Lendlease strives to bring innovative ideas to life.

Energy: “Efficient Data” - Data centers power our digital lives, using immense amounts of energy to connect people and information around the world. Now, LEED is helping the world’s top data companies find new paths to energy efficiency.

Departments

LEED On: “Unique Leadership Platforms” - Letter from our leaders

Professional Pulse - Q & A with Mark Ginsberg, senior fellow, USGBC, and principal of Ginsberg Green Strategies, LLC

Community: "Latin Lessons" - Students at the country’s oldest public high school are organizing and advocating to combat climate change.

Professional Pulse: Q & A with Felipe Faria, CEO of the Green Building Council Brasil

Additional online only content

"Durable Design" - Design is at once an art form and a scientific pursuit. Good design takes equal parts intuition and education, perception and persistence.

“Material Matters” - USGBC Platinum members are rising to the challenge of designing and making products that last.

Objectives

  1. Describe how high school students are organizing and advocating for sustainability
  2. Identify global work being done to protect the Amazon’s tropical rainforest
  3. Identify how adaptations to LEED support certification for large data centers
  4. Recognize how LEED and ENERGY STAR have delivered more energy efficient products, homes, and businesses.

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