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Published on 25 Apr 2018 Written by Cindy Zork Posted in Community

In accordance with the 2014 industry statement on resilience released by the U.S. design and construction industry, USGBC recognizes that “natural and manmade hazards pose an increasing threat...

Published on 25 Apr 2018 Written by Gautami Palanki Posted in Industry

Companies around the world are choosing Arc to help drive stronger building performance. Today, nearly one billion square feet of space is being tracked globally, with the intention of creating healthier, more sustainable spaces for all.

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Published on 25 Apr 2018 Written by David Dominguez Posted in Education

In the fall of 2016, the Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México (IBERO) launched its first LEED Lab course within the architecture department. In the course, students assess...

Published on 25 Apr 2018 Written by Melanie Share Posted in Education

Looking to improve your building's energy performance? Check out this month's featured courses, which explore different strategies related to energy efficiency.

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Published on 24 Apr 2018 Written by Rhiannon Jacobsen Posted in Community

Each year, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) gathers for a summit where hundreds of purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions share best practices...

Published on 24 Apr 2018 Written by paul patzloff Posted in Sponsored

Beyond the prerequisite standard performance needed to achieve LEED certification, the Optimize Energy Performance credit affords one of the most significant opportunities to earn points. LEED is guiding design teams to work early in the...

Published on 24 Apr 2018 Written by Maren Taylor Posted in Advocacy and policy

Cities and states are always looking for ways to more efficiently and effectively deliver public services, such as flood management, resource conservation, pollution prevention and actions that foster equity and enhance human health. Traditional approaches to infrastructure have helped manage...

Published on 24 Apr 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

With more daylight and warming temperatures, spring is a great time to implement content from Captain Planet Foundation’s Project Learning Garden, a new program on...

Published on 23 Apr 2018 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Community

Earth that gives us all this food,
Sun that makes it ripe and good.
Dearest Earth and dearest Sun,
we will not forget what you have done.

—Anonymous

As spring brings blossoms and ever-present bird song to...

Published on 20 Apr 2018 Written by Abigail Sirevaag Posted in Community

Green buildings can take many forms, as demonstrated by the projects featured in the 2018 Green Building Showcase hosted by...

Published on 20 Apr 2018 Written by Cindy Zork Posted in Community

Feature image: The LEED-certified Bow Creek Recreation Center.

The USGBC Virginia community is committed to transforming the way buildings are designed, constructed and operated in the Commonwealth...

Published on 20 Apr 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Greenbuild

Registration is now open for the 2018 Greenbuild Mexico conference, taking place June 19–21 at the Camino Real Polanco Mexico hotel in Mexico City...

Published on 19 Apr 2018 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

The third Sustainable Development Goal, "Good Health and Well-being," aims to ensure healthy lives for people of all ages.

Healthy populations around the world rely upon sustainable development, and although this goal has...

Published on 19 Apr 2018 Written by Wes Sullens Posted in LEED

Thanks to the pioneering work of the green building community in incorporating fundamental green building practices into every building project, cities and counties across the U.S. are placing green building criteria into building codes. In California, fundamental green strategies are required...

Published on 19 Apr 2018 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Media

New projects built to California’s robust energy and green building codes (CALGreen) are pre-approved for significant streamlining of fundamental LEED requirements

USGBC, creators of...

Published on 18 Apr 2018 Written by Sarah Stanley Posted in Greenbuild

Award recipients represent diverse expertise from across the green building industry

Washington, D.C.—(April 18, 2018)—Today, USGBC announced the recipients of its first-ever Greenbuild Europe Leadership...

Published on 18 Apr 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Community

Registration is now open for GreenerBuilder 2018, taking place August 1 at University of California, San Francisco's Mission Bay Conference Center. Purchase...

Published on 18 Apr 2018 Written by Breana Johnson Posted in Community

IMPACT 2018 shows us “The New Way Forward,” as USGBC communities in the West North Central region recognize the way to move toward a sustainable and equitable future is by challenging the status quo.

This year’s...

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