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December 2012

Published on December 26, 2012 Written by Jennifer Easton Posted in Community

Our mission: To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.


Published on December 20, 2012 Written by Clay Nesler Posted in Advocacy and policy
Utility crews at work in Seaside Heights, N.J., after Superstorm Sandy.

Superstorm Sandy forced many people to abandon the homes, offices, schools, churches and stores in their communities for extended periods of time to seek refuge. This extreme event placed a heavy burden on those affected and was a test of how well these buildings were designed and operated. The results were mixed.

As we reflect on how...

Published on December 20, 2012 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy
Photo credit: Glyn Lowe Photoworks via Flickr

On Tuesday, President Obama signed into law H.R. 6582, the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act. The bill garnered broad support: a 398-2 vote in the House of Representatives and a unanimous consent vote in the Senate.

The bill is a...

Published on December 19, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Industry

Watch USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi's Greenbuild 2012 keynote speech.

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