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May 2015

Published on May 29, 2015 Written by Matthew Libby Posted in LEED

LEED for Homes is a rating system and certification that promotes the design and construction of high performance green homes. Administered by USGBC, LEED certification offers a holistic approach to sustainability and emphasizes...

Published on May 28, 2015 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Media

Washington, D.C. (May 28, 2015)— Today the U.S. Department of Energy announced two new Better Buildings Accelerators, which will convene leading organizations in the building industry to focus on key solutions for expanding energy efficiency in the residential sector. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has joined the...

Published on May 28, 2015 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Advocacy and policy

We are passionate about a lot of things here at USGBC, and saving energy is certainly one of them. Building Safety Month 2015 comes to an end with a final focus on energy in week four, $ave Energy, Build to Code

Energy efficiency is the first step in building green...

Published on May 28, 2015 Written by Tom Marseille Posted in Industry

Sustainability metrics typically focus on energy and water independently. This is reflected in standardized metrics like energy use intensity (EUI) and the lesser used water use intensity (WUI). But, in practice, water and energy use are interlinked in intricate and often overlooked ways, particularly when we consider source energy and source...

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