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USGBC+ Transforming Our Built Environment
May/June 2017: Local, Global, Innovation

GBCI: 0920013112

Stories and strategies behind the world’s best green buildings
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
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Published on: May 10, 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

Local: “More Than Water” - As national media attention on the Flint water crisis wanes, an organization called Crossing Water continues to bring services to residents, employing a model that addresses needs beyond access to clean water.

Global: “From Polluted Metropolis to Forest City” - Italy’s Stefano Boeri plans to transform one of the world’s most polluted cities, Shijiazhuang, China, into an oasis of habitable forest.

Innovation: “Biological Revolution” - Three innovators answer the call for sustainable building materials with game-changing bio-based products.

LEED Impact Categories

Community: “On the Home Front” - USGBC’s Green Home Guide website offers homeowners sound advice for better living.

Ecosystems: “Growing Detroit” - Motor City is poised to become the epicenter of urban agriculture.

Green Economy: “Investing in the Green Economy” - Responding to the risks posed by climate change is no longer reserved for socially responsible companies. There is now a clear priority for all businesses that want a prosperous future.

Departments

LEED On: “Sustainable Win”- Letter from our leaders

Community: “In Step with Sustainability” - Saint Anthony Village is winning accolades for moving toward becoming a green city.

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

Additional online only content

"Greener Partners” - For Starbucks, fostering local leaders is key to delivering on its commitments to the community and the environment.

Objectives

  1. Define features and benefits of a vertical forest
  2. Identify sustainable features of bio-based products
  3. Identify how a city in Minnesota created a plan to achive its sustainability goals
  4. Define features and benefits of Detroit’s urban agrihood

Series

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