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USGBC Launches New “Insight” Feature to Help Green Building Projects Prioritize Sustainability Strategies and Improve Performance

November 21, 2019 - in News, Products, Technology

ATLANTA, Ga. – Today, at the annual Greenbuild conference, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched Insight, a new data-driven tool that highlights building project design features that can lead to better performance. Insight is available as a feature…

USGBC Announces Vision for LEED Positive

November 21, 2019 - in Buildings, News

ATLANTA  – Today, during its annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo being held in Atlanta, Ga., the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)…

Green Light for Asia’s Largest Passive House Settlement in Qingdao, People’s Republic of China

November 8, 2016 - in News, Projects

Qingdao – Along with working on the world’s largest passive house settlement in Heidelberg, Wolfgang Frey and his team at Frey Architekten are also…

‘Living Walls’ Can Play Significant Role in Tackling Toxic Air Hot Spots in Cities

September 12, 2016 - in Lifecycle

Cities are being encouraged to ‘turn green’ to help tackle rising toxic air hot spots. The report shows that the contribution of ‘green building envelopes’, such as moss and vegetated walls, vertical farming and roof gardens, has been underestimated.…

Sustainability Courses From UC San Diego Extension Receive U.S. Green Building Council Accreditation

SAN DIEGO, June 9, 2016—As the boom in energy efficient commercial and residential construction continues, demand for green building professionals also continues to rise. In fact, jobs that require LEED Accreditation grew 46 percent in 2014, according to…

GBRI Offers Courses on the Future of Green Building

May 18, 2016 - in Buildings, Design/Engineering

FOREST HILLS, N.Y., May 18, 2016—"Breaking Ground: The Future of Green Building," the newest course series from GBRI (the nation's most respected provider of LEED & AIA professional education) has been approved by both GBCI and the American Institute…

IFC and HOK Partnership Will Accelerate Sustainable Design in Emerging Markets

NEW YORK—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm, have signed a one-year partnership agreement that will enable HOK to use IFC’s EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) green…

Rhode Island Leads by Example in Green Building Policy

March 9, 2016 - in Analysis, Buildings, Corporate

Late last year, Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order mandating that state agencies reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions throughout their facilities. Motivated by the state’s commitment to address climate change…

2015 Class of LEED Fellows Announced

October 26, 2015 - in Design/Engineering, People

Washington, D.C.—Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) today announced its 2015 class of LEED Fellows. This year’s 35 Fellows are being honored for their outstanding work as LEED professionals and for the significance of their contributions to the green…

Mahesh Ramanujam Named Incoming CEO of U.S. Green Building Council

September 10, 2015 - in Energy, People

Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 2015—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors announced today that USGBC’s Chief Operating Officer Mahesh Ramanujam has been named incoming Chief Executive Officer, and will move into the role after Rick Fedrizzi,…