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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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USGBC To Co-Host National Affordable Green Homes & Sustainable Communities Summit at Greenbuild with...

Washington, DC - August 1, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced it will co-host the National Affordable Green Homes & Sustainable Communities Summit with the Institute for Professional and Executive Development (IPED) - an affiliate of Nixon Peabody LLP and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise). The two-day summit will take place Nov. 13 - 14, 2012 in San Francisco, Calif. at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.

More Than 1,200 Businesses and Organizations Commend GSA for Using LEED to Support Innovation...

Washington, DC - July 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 1,200 leading businesses and organizations representing a wide array of industries across all 50 states today sent a letter asking the General Services Administration (GSA) to continue to use the LEED green building rating system to advance innovation in construction and save taxpayer dollars.

LEED-Certified Building Stock Swells to Two Billion Square Feet Worldwide

Washington, DC - July 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced that the total footprint of commercial projects certified under its LEED green building program surpassed two billion square feet. An additional seven billion square feet is currently in the pipeline across the globe as registered projects.

Korea’s Songdo International Business District – One of Asia’s Largest Green Developments – Surpasses...

NEW YORK, N.Y. and INCHEON, South Korea - June 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Songdo International Business District (IBD) today announced that it has achieved a total of 13.7 million square feet of LEED certified space, establishing itself as one of the world’s most ambitious LEED developments. Songdo IBD, a 1,500-acre new city on the coast of Incheon, South Korea, is setting new standards for sustainable urban development in South Korea and Asia.

Director of USGBC’s Center for Green Schools Named World Green Building Council Chairman’s Award...

Stuttgart, Germany - June 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, received the World Green Building Council Chairman’s Award this week during the WorldGBC Congress in ...

Green Homes Continue to Grow Across the U.S.

Washington, DC - June 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced that more than 20,000 homes across the U.S. have earned certification through the LEED for Homes program. LEED for Homes is a national voluntary certification system that provides guidance and verification that homes are designed and built to be energy- and resource-efficient and healthy for occupants.

USGBC and its Northern California Chapter launch the California Best Buildings Challenge at CGI...

Chicago, IL - June 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and USGBC’s Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) will launch the California Best Buildings Challenge at the closing plenary event of the 2012 Clinton Global ...

USGBC and Bank of America Announce Call for Applications for 2012 Affordable Green Neighborhoods...

Washington, DC - May 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation today announced the opening of the 2012 Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program. The program, made possible by a $500,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, awards $25,000 cash and educational resources to developers of affordable housing who are committed to building sustainable communities through the LEED for Neighborhood Development program. Applications will be accepted from now until Aug. 10, 2012.


The U.S. Green Building Council will officially award Marlins Park with a plaque on May 25 @ 2 P.M., the Ceremony will be followed...

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council Launches the Green...

Washington, D.C. - March 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today released the Green Classroom Professional Certificate (GCP). This certificate program provides pre-K–12 teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and parents with the knowledge and skills to support environmentally healthy, resource efficient and sustainable schools and classrooms. The GCP has been officially endorsed by the National Education Association (NEA).

U.S. Green Building Council Announces the LEED Green Building Program to Recognize Energy Credits...

Paris, France - March 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A pivotal LEED International Roundtable meeting of European roundtable members ended in Paris today. The meeting convened leaders from across Europe to address regional issues in LEED for existing and historic structures in the E.U. At the meeting it was announced that the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building program will now recognize credits from BREEAM, the U.K.’s widely used green rating program. The recognition will begin with LEED for New Construction and the most recent International version of BREEAM.

Third Public Comment Period for Update to USGBC’s LEED Green Building Program to Open...

Washington, DC - February 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced that the third public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to its LEED green building program will open Mar. 1, 2012. The comment period, which will close on Mar. 20, marks the start of the LEED 2012 program delivery process.

U.S. Green Building Council Selected as American Architectural Foundation’s 2012 Keystone Laureate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) will present the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) with its 2012 Keystone Award at the 23rd annual Accent on Architecture Gala in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March 9, 2012. AAF’s Board of Regents presents the Keystone Award annually to an individual or organization from outside the architectural discipline for exemplary design leadership that improves lives and transforms communities.

USGBC and AIA Announce second Architecture for Humanity Sustainability Design Fellow

Washington, DC - January 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Two years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, the process of rebuilding has taken another step forward with the selection of Burtland Granvil, AIA, LEED AP, as the new Architecture for Humanity Sustainability Design Fellow.

HOK Partners With U.S. Green Building Council on Design of New Orphanage and Children’s...

NEW YORK, NY - January 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- HOK is the U.S. Green Building Councilfs official design partner for Project Haiti, a facility targeting LEEDR Platinum certification that will replace a Port-au-Prince orphanage and childrenfs center devastated by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rocked Haiti and killed 316,000 people two years ago, on Jan. 12, 2010.

Center for Green Schools at U.S. Green Building Council Releases “Best of Green Schools...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools, working in conjunction with its founding sponsor, United Technologies Corp., today released its inaugural Best of Green Schools 2011 list recognizing school administrators and government leaders in 10 categories for their efforts to create sustainable learning environments.

U.S. Green Building Council Welcomes New Board Directors

Washington, DC - December 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the newly elected officers and new directors to its 2012 Board of Directors. At elections that closed in November, USGBC’s membership elected the following individuals to serve as directors

Square Footage of LEED-Certified Existing Buildings Surpasses New Construction

Washington, DC - December 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- LEED-certified existing buildings are outpacing their newly built counterparts, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). As of this month, square footage of LEED-certified existing buildings surpassed LEED-certified new construction by 15 million square feet on a cumulative basis.

U.S. Green Building Council Commends the White House and USGBC Member Companies for Announcing...

Washington, D.C. - December 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- President Barack Obama and former President William J. Clinton along with representatives from more than 60 organizations as part of the Better Buildings Challenge today announced nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next two years. This investment includes a $2 billion commitment, made through the issuance of a Presidential Memorandum, to energy upgrades of federal buildings using long-term energy savings to pay for up-front costs, at no cost to taxpayers. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) pushed for this action in its 2010 report that encourages using executive authority to achieve greener buildings.

LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System Honored by Renewable Natural Resources Foundation

Washington, DC - November 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system has been recognized by the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) with its 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award. LEED for Neighborhood Development integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism and green building into the first national system for neighborhood design. The rating system was honored at an awards ceremony held on Nov. 10 in Washington, DC.

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