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Mark Meaders Elected to U.S. Green Building Council’s Resilience Working Group

September 8, 2016 - in News, People

We are pleased to announce that Mark Meaders, LEED AP BD+C, GGP, sustainable leader in HDR's architecture studio in Dallas, has been elected for a one-year term to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Resilience Working Group. The group, which operates…

Denver’s Graywater Program Supports the City’s 2020 Community Sustainability Goal for Water Quantity

May 13, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

Denver, May 12, 2016—Water reuse advocates celebrated this week as Denver City Council took the first step in creating a local program to help oversee…

Gary Charter School Awarded LEED Silver

GARY, Ind., May 12, 2016—The Board of the Charter School of the Dunes and LEE Companies announced that the Charter School of the Dunes, a 66,000-square-foot…

USGBC Announces New Effort to Rid Buildings of Illegally Sourced Materials

April 6, 2016 - in Buildings, Construction, Corporate

Washington, DC—The USGBC announced the quarterly addenda to the LEED green building rating system, which includes a new pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) credit that is designed to further advance environmentally responsible forest management and…

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…

USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi to join Global Green USA Board

February 10, 2016 - in Modeling, People

Santa Monica, Feb. 9, 2016—Global Green USA, a national leader in advancing smart solutions to climate change that improve lives and protect our planet, is pleased to announce that Rick Fedrizzi, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has joined…

U.S. Green Building Council Commits to Scaling LEED Green Buildings to More Than 5 Billion Square Feet Over Next Five Years

December 3, 2015 - in Buildings, Corporate, Energy, Environment

PARIS, Dec. 3, 2015—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that it will commit to scaling green buildings to more than 5 billion square feet (478 million square meters) over the next five years through the LEED and EDGE green building rating…

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,…

USGBC Colorado Statement in Support of the Indoor Use of Graywater

August 12, 2015 - in Corporate, Wastewater

DENVER, Aug. 12, 2015—As Colorado’s State Plumbing Board considers adopting new or additional plumbing code to accommodate the use of graywater in Colorado, the Colorado Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council wishes to reaffirm its support for the…