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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 President Rick Fedrizzi Honored by Landscape Architecture Community

Washington, DC - November 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was recognized yesterday by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for his commitment to environmental leadership and stewardship. The Olmsted Medal honors those with a commitment to safeguarding our natural heritage, embodying ASLA's commitment to stewardship of the land and quality of life.


WASHINGTON, DC - November 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A broad spectrum of real estate, business, lending, manufacturing, environmental and energy efficiency organizations led by The Real Estate Roundtable, U.S. Green Building Council and the Natural Resources Defense Council have launched a joint initiative focused on energy efficiency policies that will create new jobs and boost economic growth.

USGBC President Rick Fedrizzi Elected Chair of World Green Building Council

Washington, DC - October 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been elected chair of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). The WorldGBC is a coalition of green building councils from 89 countries around the world.

Greenbuild Conference & Expo Closes with Inspiring Words for the Future of Green Building

TORONTO - October 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo concluded last Friday with a closing plenary session featuring Canadian Minister Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour; First polar explorer to lead a team to both North and South poles, Robert Swan; Principal at John Picard & Associates and natural systems expert, John Picard; Australian artist/technologist and Director of NYU’s xdesign Environmental Health Clinic, Natalie Jeremijenko, and other international thought leaders. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s New York City office was presented with the 2011 Leadership Award, commemorating the Mayor’s extensive sustainability efforts throughout the city.

LEED Automation Program: Changing the LEED Certification Landscape

TORONTO - October 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED Automation program will be featured in a Master Series session as part of its annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, taking place this week in Toronto. The LEED Automation program is streamlining and creating increased capacity for the LEED green building certification process through a close collaboration with leading technology companies that offer supporting functionality, making the LEED project management, documentation and certification process faster and easier.

Greenbuild: Growing Green Building Market Supports 661,000 Green Jobs in the U.S.—a Third of...

Greenbuild – Toronto, Canada - October 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Green jobs are now firmly established in the design and construction workforce, according to a new study released by McGraw-Hill Construction at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo this week in Toronto. According to the study, 35% of architects, engineers and contractors (AEC) report having green jobs today, representing 661,000 jobs and one-third of the industry workforce. That share is expected to increase over the next three years, with 45% of all design and construction jobs being green by 2014.

U.S. Green Building Council Announces Recipients of 2011 Leadership Awards

Washington, DC - September 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of its 2011 Leadership Awards, recognizing organizations and individuals who signify vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green building design and construction. The awards will be presented at the Leadership Luncheon, sponsored by Otis Elevator Company on Thursday, Oct. 6 during USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo held in Toronto.

World Green Building Week Kicks off Across the Globe

Washington, DC - September 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Countries around the world are kicking off World Green Building Week, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is doing its part by helping move the green economy debate forward, locally and globally, through its participation in a series of events this fall. As a whole, the events support USGBC’s efforts to make green cities and buildings pillars of sustainable economic development in all regions of the world


WASHINGTON, DC - August 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Spitzer Enterprises along with managing agent, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., a global commercial real estate brokerage and management firm, aligned with CQI Associates, LLC, a Columbia, Maryland-based energy and environmental management consulting firm, to earn LEED Gold, established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for 2001 K Street, NW in Washington, DC. The management team and tenants celebrated with a special certification presentation by the USGBC on Thursday, July 21.

Second Public Comment Period Now Open for Update to USGBC’s LEED Green Building Program

Washington, DC - August 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) opened the second public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to its LEED green building rating system. The comment period, which will close on September 14, 2011, is the next step in the continuous improvement process and on-going development of the LEED program.

Revised LEED Demand Response Credit Requirements Promote Automated Demand Response in LEED building

Washington, DC - June 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced the release of the comprehensively updated LEED Demand Response Pilot Credit. Originally launched in 2010, the revised and enhanced Demand Response Pilot Credit establishes guidelines that are anticipated to increase participation in automated demand response programs. Leading industry experts from the Demand Response Research Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL), Schneider Electric and Skipping Stone contributed to the development of the credit.

Scientific Conservation Inc. Collaborates with the U.S. Green Building Council To Develop Products for...

Washington, DC - June 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Scientific Conservation, Inc. (SCI), a leading provider of energyefficiency solutions via predictive diagnostics and analytics, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the LEED green building program, today announced they will collaborate to develop and deliver third-party applications to be integrated into LEED Online. LEED Online is used by project teams to submit documentation toward the certification of LEED projects.

USGBC and Better Homes and Gardens Launch Green Home Makeover Sweepstakes

Washington, D.C. - June 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Better Homes and Gardens launched the “$25,000 Save Money, Save Energy Green Home Makeover Sweepstakes.” Designed to offer actionable tips and advice for green home living, the sweepstakes will run across the Better Homes and Gardens network of magazines and websites.

State of Maryland Passes Green Building Legislation

Washington, D.C. - May 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland signed into law the state’s adoption of the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) enabling the adoption of the IGCC by all local governments across the state. This law is a result of legislative debate – and Maryland is the first state in the nation to make such a collective commitment to the importance of well-built buildings in addressing some of today’s biggest challenges

U.S. Green Building Council Launches Multifamily Midrise Design Competition

Washington, DC - May 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has launched its first-ever Multifamily Midrise Design Competition. Based on USGBC’s LEED for Homes Multifamily Midrise green rating system, the competition offers professionals and students a unique opportunity to present their solutions for sustainable design for multifamily buildings of four to six stories.

U.S. Department of Education Announces Green Ribbon Program to Advance Sustainable Schools

Washington, DC - April 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Education announced today the creation of the Green Ribbon Schools program, which will recognize schools that have taken great strides in greening their curricula, buildings, school grounds and overall building operations. The program, celebrated during a tree planting ceremony at the Department of Education headquarters, will help cash-strapped schools save money and prepare students for 21st Century jobs.

USGBC’s Chief Operating Officer Honored with SmartCXO Award

Washington, DC - April 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Washington SmartCEO has recognized Chris Smith, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), as one of 40 SmartCXO award honorees. The SmartCXO Awards celebrate Greater Washington’s finest management executives.

The Princeton Review and U.S. Green Building Council Release Free ‘Guide to 311 Green...

NEW YORK, NY - April 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the nation gears up to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, The Princeton Review (, in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) (, today released the second annual edition of its unique, free guidebook saluting the nation's most environmentally responsible "green colleges."

LEED for Healthcare Debuts at CleanMed Conference

Phoenix, AZ - April 121, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today introduced its latest green building rating system, LEED for Healthcare, at the CleanMed conference. The rating system guides the design and construction of both new buildings and major renovations of existing buildings, and can be applied to inpatient, outpatient and licensed long-term care facilities, medical offices, assisted living facilities and medical education and research centers.

Green Home Building Continues to Flourish; Passes 10,000 LEED-certified Home Milestone

Washington, DC - April 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 10,000 homes across the U.S. have earned LEED certification through the LEED for Homes program, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED-certified home projects span the residential market, from multi- and single-family, to market rate and affordable housing.

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U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today released the following statement regarding President Biden’s Build Back Better proposal: