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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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New Report Finds Washington, D.C. Could Enhance Livability While Saving Billions of Dollars with...

Achieving Urban Resilience: Washington, D.C., a new report authored by Capital E, documents and quantifies the large-scale environmental, health and economic benefits that Washington, D.C. could gain from citywide adoption of smart surface technologies.

New Technology Venture Launched to Facilitate LEED Certification, Measure Performance and Benchmark Green Building...

A new technology company, Arc Skoru Inc., officially launched today by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). This new venture will be the official host for Arc, a state-of-the-art digital platform available at arcskoru.com. Arc allows any project — whether a single building, a community or an entire city — to measure improvements and benchmark against itself and projects around it.

Mahesh Ramanujam Named U.S. Green Building Council President & CEO

The USGBC Board of Directors announced today that Mahesh Ramanujam has completed the transition into his new role as president and CEO of USGBC, effective Nov. 4, 2016. He will also serve as president and CEO of USGBC’s sister organization, GBCI. Formerly USGBC’s COO, Ramanujam takes the reins from Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC’s founding chair, who had previously announced plans to leave the organization toward the end of 2016.

More than 18,000 Attendees and 531 Exhibitors Gathered at Greenbuild 2016

Informa Exhibitions and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the results of the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held Oct. 5–7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The weeklong event included an overall attendance of 18,079 and 531 exhibiting companies participating in 138,960 square feet of exhibit and display space on the trade show floor

USGBC Partners with 2016 Green Building Expo in Serbia

USGBC, conference partner of the 2016 Green Building Expo, announced today that Kay Killmann, president of the German Green Building Association (GGBA) and USGBC’s official business and education partner in Europe’s largest LEED market, will keynote the event.

Affordable Green Neighborhoods 2016 Grant Recipients Announced

The U.S. Green Building Council, with the support of Bank of America Charitable Foundation grant program, awards funding and provides educational resources to developers of affordable housing

USGBC Partners with Department of Energy on Better Communities Alliance

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been named a key strategic partner in the new Better Communities Alliance, which was announced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the White House this week. The Better Communities Alliance (BCA) is designed to ignite clean energy action in cities and counties across the U.S. USGBC, through its sister organization, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), is utilizing PEER (Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) to advance the goals of the BCA.

Green Business Certification, Inc. Announces 2016 LEED Fellows

LEED Fellows are best-in-class for green building design, engineering and development Washington, D.C.—(Sept. 26, 2016)—Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) today announced its 2016 class of...

U.S. Building Owners Show Strong Support for Better Designed, Healthier Buildings to Improve Employee...

The design and construction of healthier buildings is a key business benefit for building owners, developers, managers and investors, according to the results of a new SmartMarket Report released today by Dodge Data & Analytics and to which the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a contributing partner.

New Data Shows 90 Percent of Property Companies and Funds Actively Manage Carbon Emissions

GRESB, the leading data provider for environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of real assets, today released the results of the 2016 GRESB Real Estate, Developer and Debt assessments. The new data shows that real estate companies and funds are improving across all aspects of ESG performance, including a 1.2 percent reduction in energy consumption, 2 percent reduction in GHG emissions and close to 1 percent reduction in water use and are putting greater focus on occupant health and well-being

USGBC and Second Nature Announce 2016 Winners of Higher Education Climate Leaders Competition

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in partnership with Second Nature, announced that Arizona State University and Johnson County Community College have been selected to receive the seventh annual Climate Leadership Awards.

Exciting Entertainment Announced for Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate and USGBC are excited to announce singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc and alternative rock band X Ambassadors will perform an outdoor concert at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo Celebration, held in conjunction with the Plenary, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m

USGBC Announces New Director in Central Pennsylvania

Today, the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) announced the appointment of Heidi Kunka as the director of USGBC Central Pennsylvania. In this role, Kunka will work to advance USGBC’s mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated through localized engagement and outreach throughout the state.

U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2015 LEED Homes Award Winners

USGBC announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards, which recognizes projects, architects, developers and homebuilders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in the residential green building marketplace.

USGBC’s Peter Templeton Joins World Green Building Council Board

World Green Building Council Board of Directors. Templeton was appointed to the Board for his leadership in the green building movement and dedication to improving the sustainability of buildings, both in the U.S. and around the world.

USGBC New Green Building Report Shows Industrial Sector Prioritizes Sustainability in Design and Operations

USGBC released its LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities report, which highlights the collaborative efforts across the manufacturing sector to design and implement LEED and prioritize environmental stewardship for industrial facilities. Currently, there are more than 1,755 LEED-certified industrial facilities worldwide, totaling more than 496 million square feet, and an additional 2,710 projects registered that total nearly 737 million square feet

U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED Pilot Credit: Building Material Human Hazard and Exposure...

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new LEED pilot credit—Building Material Human Hazard & Exposure Assessment, which encourages project teams and manufacturers to assess human health related exposure scenarios for products during their installation and use phases.

USGBC Joins National Leaders at the White House During Building Safety Month, Commits to...

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.

USGBC Announces 23 New Countries in its LEED Earth Campaign

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...

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.

Greenbuild Releases 2015 Sustainability Report

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.

USGBC Announces Quarterly Addenda to LEED

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

USGBC and the GSNN Announce the 2016 Best of Green Schools Honorees

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...

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.

USGBC’s New Report Reveals Hospitality Industry Poised for Tremendous Growth in Green Building

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.

USGBC Partners with Dodge Data and Analytics to Release World Green Building Trends Report...

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

Building and Real Estate Companies Join Call for Action on Climate Change

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.

USGBC Releases the 2015 Top 10 States for LEED Green Building Per Capita in...

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.

GBCI to Administer Green Garage Certification Program

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.

USGBC Announces New Exam Pricing for Students

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

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