USGBC

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.

Contact:

U.S. Green Building Council
2101 L Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20037

Customer Service
Phone: 1-800-795-1747

   http://www.usgbc.org/

    Future Greenbuild Dates Announced Through 2019

    Dates were announced today for future Greenbuild International Conference & Expo events through the year 2019 by Informa Exhibitions and the U.S. Green Building Council

    USGBC Announces International Rankings of Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building

    the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The Top 10 list highlights countries outside of the U.S. that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation, illustrating the ever-growing international demand for LEED green buildings. The announcement comes at a time of increased international focus on climate change mitigation in the lead up to the United Nation’s COP21 climate negotiations this Decembe

    USGBC and UVA School of Medicine Awarded ?$1.2 Million Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    USGBC and the University of Virginia School of Medicine (UVA) announced today that they have been awarded a three year, $1.2 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to advance their Green Health Partnership. This research initiative, led by Chris Pyke, Ph.D., (USGBC) and Dr. Matthew Trowbridge (UVA) directly addresses longstanding gaps in the availability of practical tools to promote healthy places.

    Jane Henley joins USGBC’s Global Market Development Team

    USGBC announced today that Jane Henley, former chief executive officer of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), has come on board as a senior advisor to provide strategic guidance on global market development efforts in Asian markets. Head of the WorldGBC for more than five years, Henley made significant strides in the ongoing international market transformation of the green building industry.

    GBCI and CaGBC Join Together to Advance the WELL Building Standard

    Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announce a new agreement to promote and advance the WELL Building Standard (WELL) in Canada.

    Rick Fedrizzi to Step Down as USGBC’s CEO End of 2016

    USGBC announced today that Rick Fedrizzi, the visionary founder of USGBC and CEO since 2003, will not seek renewal of his contract as USGBC’s CEO at the end of 2016, paving the way for an organizational leadership transition in 2017.??

    New Survey Shows Top Companies Prioritize Global Green Building Rating System LEED

    The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, and a majority of them are using LEED, the world’s premier green building program, to achieve their goals, according to a new survey released today by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The study looked at Fortune 200 companies, most of them users of LEED and members of USGBC.

    New Survey Shows Top Companies Prioritize Global Green Building Rating System LEED

    The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, and a majority of them are using LEED, the world’s premier green building program, to achieve their goals, according to a new survey released today by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The study looked at Fortune 200 companies, most of them users of LEED and members of USGBC.

    Capital Area Food Bank Selected as 2015 Greenbuild Legacy Project

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), broke ground this week on the 2015 Greenbuild Legacy project, a new urban food studio designed to help underserved members of the Greater Washington D.C. area.

    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

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