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USGBC Expands LEED Earth to Homes, Communities and Cities

March 3, 2021 - in Buildings, News

LEED Earth has enabled the expansion of green building to nearly 200 countries around the world LEED Earth aims to accelerate USGBC’s healthy economy strategy WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 3, 2021) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced it is expanding…

Green Business Certification Inc. Celebrates the 2020 Class of LEED Fellows

October 20, 2020 - in Awards, News, People

25 green building leaders represent the top of their field and are committed to creating healthier, more sustainable and resilient communities WASHINGTON,…

More Than 130 Building Projects Turn to LEED’s Safety First Credits in Response to COVID-19

October 18, 2020 - in Buildings, News

Green building strategies are helping companies develop and measure healthy, sustainable and resilient reopening efforts WASHINGTON, D.C.  – As…

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) announced LEED Positive – a vision statement and LEED development roadmap that will lay the foundation…

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 graywater use in the city. After reviewing a draft ordinance in front of the Safety and Well-being Committee…

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 state-of-the-art K-8 public charter school, has been awarded LEED Silver Certification by the U.S.…

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…