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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USGBC Joins National Leaders at the White House During Building Safety Month, Commits to Continue Focus on Resilience
May 12, 2016 Posted by USGBC
USGBC and an array of national building industry leaders gathered this week at the White House’s national conference on resilient building codes to discuss the economic and community benefits of resilient design and to consider actions that the federal government and the private sector can take to advance resilience in the built environment.
May 11, 2016 Posted by USGBC
USGBC announced today that 23 countries have certified their first LEED project or their first LEED v4 Platinum building, as represented in USGBC’s ongoing LEED Earth campaign, which is designed to accelerate the uptake of green building and LEED throughout the world.
USGBC Announces New LEED Pilot ACP Designed to Help Eliminate Irresponsibly Sourced Materials—Like Illegal Wood—From the Building Material Supply Chain
April 14, 2016 Posted by USGBC
USGBC announced the quarterly addenda to the LEEDgreen building rating system, which includes a new pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) credit that is designed to further advance environmentally responsible forest management and help rid our buildings of illegal wood by promoting the use of wood that is verified to be legal.
April 11, 2016 Posted by USGBC
USGBC and Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate have released the 2015 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, highlighting valuable metrics and key benchmarks regarding the impact on energy use and waste management at the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held last fall at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
April 6, 2016 Posted by USGBC
New materials addenda designed to foster holistic transformation in the building product industry. USGBC announced the quarterly addenda to LEED, which includes several materials addenda designed to foster holistic transformation in the building product industry
April 1, 2016 Posted by USGBC
the Center for Green Schools at USGBC, in collaboration with the Green Schools National Network (GSNN), announced the 2016 Best of Green School award recipients. The awards recognize 11 individuals, institutions, projects and events representing the best environmental efforts in schools across the country and highlight the national leaders and innovators in school sustainability for the year. The awards were announced at the Green Schools Conference and Expo taking place in Pittsburgh this week
Groundbreaking Schools Report Shows Systemic Inequity in a State-By-State Analysis of Investment in American School Infrastructure
March 24, 2016 Posted by USGBC
The State of Our Schools: America’s K–12 Facilities report, released today by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the 21st Century School Fund and the National Council on School Facilities, shows that the nation faces a projected annual shortfall of $46 billion in school funding, despite significant effort on the part of local communities.
February 19, 2016 Posted by USGBC
USGBC released its LEED in Motion: Hospitality report, which showcases tremendous industry growth in green building and defines the scale-up opportunities for the hospitality sector. More than 109 million square feet of hotel space is currently LEED-certified, and the report highlights some of the most impressive LEED-certified hotels throughout the world.
February 17, 2016 Posted by USGBC
USGBC has announced the results of the Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report, to which USGBC is a contributing partner. The new report, conducted in nearly 70 countries, demonstrates that global green building continues to double every three years. The report also finds emerging economies like Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and South Africa will be engines of green growth, with development varying from twofold to sixfold over current green building levels
February 9, 2016 Posted by USGBC
As Paris readies for the COP21 International Climate talks, more than 54 building and real estate companies, including Thornton Tomasetti, Skanska and JLL, announced today that they have signed on to the Building and Real Estate Climate Declaration, a business call to action that urges policymakers to seize the economic opportunity of tackling climate change.
January 27, 2016 Posted by USGBC
USGBC announced its annual Top 10 States for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The per capita list highlights states throughout the country that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation.
January 18, 2016 Posted by USGBC
GBCI, the certification body for USGBC’s global LEEDgreen building rating system, announced it will now administer the Green Garage Certification Programthrough its acquisition of the Green Parking Council.
January 6, 2016 Posted by USGBC
Higher education students will receive 50 percent discount to support future sustainability careersWashington, D.C. – (Jan. 5, 2015) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced for the first time that students will be able to take the LEED Green Associate exam for a reduced fee of $100. The regular exam price is $200 for USGBC members and $250 for non-members
December 8, 2015 Posted by USGBC
Informa Exhibitions and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced the results of the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held Nov. 18-20 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Attendance was 19,058, a significant increase over the 2014 event. There were 548 exhibiting companies participating in 144,300 square feet of exhibit and display space on the trade show floor.
November 16, 2015 Posted by USGBC
The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today the 2015 recipients of its school district scholarship program. The five selected school districts will receive ongoing support from the Center for Green Schools over the course of the next year and will benefit from connections with a broad network of school sustainability leaders.
November 16, 2015 Posted by USGBC
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today its 2016 Board of Directors and Advisory Council members. The new governance structure of two leadership bodies will officially be implemented in 2016
November 11, 2015 Posted by USGBC
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the results of its Supply Chain Optimization Working Group, a group that was chartered to develop implementation procedures within option 3 of the LEED v4 Materials & Resources credit (Building Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients)
October 21, 2015 Posted by USGBC
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 building community at large. The LEED Fellow designates the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded from GBCI
October 14, 2015 Posted by USGBC
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) was named global certification provider by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for its EDGE green building certification system. This partnership will help jumpstart mass market transformation to green buildings in nearly 100 developing countries across the world, in a fast, simple and affordable way
October 9, 2015 Posted by USGBC
USGBC, GBCI and the Delhi Metrorail Corporation (DMRC) signed a groundbreaking agreement that will greatly accelerate the LEED certification of new and existing metro stations across the country.