The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings..

With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, more than 20,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 100,000 LEED Accredited Professionals, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to soar to $60 billion by 2010.  The USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.


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    GBCI Renamed Green Business Certification Inc.

    The GBCI Board of Directors announced today that GBCI, formerly known as the Green Building Certification Institute, has changed its name to Green Business Certification Inc. It will continue to be referred to as GBCI

    Fannie Mae Rewards LEED-Certified Multifamily Properties with a Lower Interest Rate

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that Fannie Mae will reward multifamily properties with a green building certification, such as LEED, with a lower interest rate. USGBC’s LEED green building rating system is one of several recognized certifications including ENERGY STAR® and Enterprise’s Green Communities Criteria

    New Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support for LEED Green Building Program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system has strong bipartisan support across the U.S., according to a new poll released today. The nationwide poll found that 79 percent of Republicans and 89 percent of Democrats support the use of LEED in buildings

    U.S. Green Building Council Launches New Magazine for Member Network

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched USGBC+, a new magazine for its community of nearly 13,000 member organizations that are committed to USGBC’s mission to create sustainable buildings and communities for all within this generation

    U.S. Green Building Council Releases Ranking of Top 10 Countries for LEED Outside the U.S.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 1, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED® outside of the United States, demonstrating the global reach of the movement that is transforming the built environment into healthy, high-performing structures that benefit the planet and all of its people.

    U.S. Green Building Council Launches Real-Time Green Building Data Resource for U.S. States

    Washington, D.C. – April 24, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched its new online data visualization resource that highlights real-time green building data for each state in the U.S. and Washington, D.C. The enhanced state market briefs — highlighting LEED projects, LEED-credentialed professionals and USGBC membership in each state — provide green building advocates and the general public a look into LEED’s impact within any U.S. state.

    Three Billion Square Feet of Green Building Space LEED®-Certified

    Washington, D.C. – April 9, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED® certification around the globe.

    Education, Business and Environmental Leaders Call for Action to Ensure Universal Sustainability Literacy in all U.S. Public Schools by 2040

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, together with global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), released aNational Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability, a call for action to ensure that Education for Sustainability (EfS) is accessible to all students across the United States. The plan outlines a robust goal for all 50 states to adopt a comprehensive green schools policy that includes a graduation requirement around sustainability literacy by 2040

    USGBC Releases the Top 10 States in Nation for LEED Green Building

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED®, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The list highlights the regions around the country that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation. Utilizing less energy, LEED-certified spaces save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce carbon emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

    Center for Green Schools at USGBC Announces Best of Green Schools 2013 List

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 17, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced its third annual “Best of Green Schools” list, which recognizes top educational institutions, individuals and initiatives across the country for environmental efforts

    USGBC’s New Report Demonstrates Impact, Transformative Power of LEED Green Building Rating System

    Washington, D.C. – December 10, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released the third and final installment of its LEED in Motion report series: “Impacts and Innovation The report details key impact areas and results of the thousands of projects that are utilizing the LEED® green building rating system, as well as innovation highlights related to LEED and green building technologies

    USGBC Commends President Obama’s Memorandum to Accelerate Energy Efficiency in Building Facilities and Operations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, President Obama signed a memorandum directing the federal government to consume 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, more than double the current level.

    Greenbuild Goes Global

    Washington, D.C. – November 25, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Last week, from the floor of the annual Greenbuild Conference’s International Summit, it was announced that Greenbuild for Europe and the Mediterranean region will launch in Verona, Italy in 2014.

    LEED v4, the Newest Version of LEED® Green Building Program Launches at USGBC’s Annual Greenbuild Conference

    Philadelphia, Pa. – November 20, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces that LEED v4, the newest version of the LEED green building program, launched today at the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia. LEED has revolutionized the marketplace since 1998 as the world’s premier benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED v4 builds on the fundamentals of previous versions while offering a new system that prepares all LEED projects in a portfolio to perform at a higher level

    USGBC’s Green Apple Bike Tour Rides from Washington, DC to Philadelphia, PA, Hosting Local Green School Service Projects along the Way

    Washington, D.C. – November 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Yesterday, nine USGBC Students and Emerging Professionals from across the U.S. joined the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on an eight day bike tour to USGBC’s annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Philadelphia.

    Nearly 60,000 Global LEED Green Building Projects Span 10.6 Billion Square Feet: New Report from USGBC with Introduction from Boston Mayor Menino

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 8, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its second installment of the LEED in Motion report series: Places and Policies. The report states that there are nearly 60,000 LEED green building projects across the globe, spanning 10.6 billion square feet. Notably, Canada, India, China, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil lead the way for countries with the highest number of projects outside the U.S.

    U.S. Green Building Council to Name Haiti Orphanage in Honor of President Clinton

    New York City – September 25, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) President, CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi announced that their Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action, a LEED-registered orphanage and children’s facility that USGBC will construct in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, will be officially named the William Jefferson Clinton Children’s Center.

    U.S. Green Building Council and Lucid to Launch Campus Conservation Nationals 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 18, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, through its USGBC Students program, and Lucid, in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy and the National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) 2014. From February through April 2014, participating students will have the opportunity to compete to reduce electricity and water consumption in the largest conservation competition program for colleges and universities in the world. Program registration runs from Sept. 17 through Oct. 25, 2013, and is open to both two and four year institutions.

    USGBC, Architects Commend Mayors for Renewing Commitment to Green Building and Sustainability

    Las Vegas – June 26, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) this week commended the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) for passing a slate of sustainability resolutions that renew its commitment to local green building and clean energy efforts that help spur economic savings and protect the environment

    USGBC to Offer Free LEED Certification to Groundbreaking Projects in New Markets

    Washington, D.C. – June 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — (June 5, 2013) — In an effort to accelerate sustainable development around the world, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building program, announced today a new campaign offering free LEED certification to the first projects to certify in the where LEED has yet to take root

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