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USGBC Charts Top Green Building States for 2023

The U.S. Green Building Council recently published its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED certification. For the first time ever, New York ranked number one, based on LEED-certified gross...


New USGBC HQ Earns Triple Platinum Status

On Wednesday (Oct. 25), the U.S. Green Building Council announced that its recently completed headquarters building in Washington, D.C., has been awarded a prestigious triple Platinum certif...


LEED v5 Existing Building Draft Released

The U.S. Green Building Council recently launched its draft for the new LEED v5 rating system for Operations and Maintenance of existing buildings.


USGBC Appoints New Global Leadership Hires

Last week, the U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. announced the appointment of three leaders to its global management team.


USGBC Announces LEED Homes Award Recipients

On Monday (July 10), the U.S. Green Building Council announced the recipients of the 2023 LEED Homes Awards for projects, developers and home builders who have demonstrated leadership in the...


2023 Greenbuild Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

Earlier this month, the U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Connect announced the keynote speaker for the 2023 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.


Researchers Design Potential USGBC Rating Framework

A team from Colorado State University was recently asked by the U.S. Green Building Council to design the framework of an infrastructure resiliency and sustainability rating system.


Green Seal Paints Qualify for New LEED Credits

Global nonprofit organization Green Seal recently announced that its certified paints and coatings now qualify towards points for multiple LEED credits.


USGBC Selects 2023 LEED Leadership Program Cities

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced 13 cities to participate in its LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program.


Streamlined LEED, WELL Certification Process Released

Earlier this week, the U.S. Green Building Council, Green Business Certification Inc. and the International WELL Building Institute released a streamlined process for projects pursuing certi...


USGBC Opens Greenbuild 2023 Registration

Earlier this week, the U.S. Green Building Council announced that registration for the 2023 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is now open.


USGBC Releases Top 10 LEED States for 2022

On Tuesday, the U.S. Green Building Council announced its Top 10 States for LEED green building. Upon review of each state’s LEED-certified gross square footage per capita over the past year...


USGBC Names New CEO, President

The U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. recently announced the appointment of Peter Templeton as President and CEO.


USGBC to Update LEED v4 Rating System

Yesterday (Nov. 3), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced plans to update the primary version of the LEED green building certification program, LEED v4.


USGBC Unveils Keynotes for Greenbuild 2022

The U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Connect, a division of Informa plc, recently announced its full keynote lineup for the 2022 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.


USGBC Celebrates World Green Building Week

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) recently joined more than 70 Green Building Councils from around the world to celebrate World Green Building Week.


PA Women's Center & Shelter Awarded LEED

In an emailed press release, the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) recently announced that it was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Ce...


USGBC Names New COO

Yesterday (April 26), the U.S. Green Building Council announced via press release that Lisa Revitte has been hired as the association’s new Chief Operating Officer.


USGBC Taps Cities for 2022 LEED Leadership Program

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced 15 cities and counties to participate in the 2022 LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program.


USGBC Announces Launch of CEO Search

Last month, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Board of Directors announced that it had selected a firm to conduct the search for the organization’s next president and CEO.


Report: 2021 World Green Building Trends

The U.S. Green Building Council has recently announced the results of the 2021 World Green Building Trends report, revealing an increased commitment to green building and other strategies ai...


Dow to Introduce New Silicone Facade Program

At the beginning of the month, The Dow Chemical Company announced plans to introduce the world’s first commercially available program for carbon-neutral silicones in building facades.


Green Seal Launches LEED Paint Certification

Global nonprofit organization Green Seal recently announced the launch of a new certification standard for paints and coatings that fully aligns with the latest version of the LEED green bui...


USGBC Announces CEO Transition, Strategic Review

The U.S. Green Building Council Board of Directors has recently announced that its President and CEO of Green Business Certification and Arc Skoru, Mahesh Ramanujam, would be steeping down f...


USGBC Announces Dan Levy as Greenbuild Speaker

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with Informa Connect, announced on Monday (Aug. 23) that the 2021 Greenbuild International Conference + Expo will feature “an exclusive conversation” w...


Registration Still Open for USGBC Virtual Event

Registration is open for USGBC Live, a new virtual event for the global green building industry from the U.S. Green Building Council. The event is slated to be held next week, June 8-10.


Berkeley Lab Touts Pilot Credit for Cool Walls

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently confirmed that the U.S. Green Building Council is piloting a new credit for the installation of cool exterior walls in new homes, schools a...


USGBC Taps Cities for 2021 LEED Leadership Program

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced 15 cities and counties that will comment certification with support of the LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program.


USGBC Looks Ahead to Program Development

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with Green Business Certification Inc., recently released the results of its 2021 Community Survey. The survey aims to gather feedback that can be used...


USGBC Announces Expansion of LEED Earth

The U.S. Green Building Council announced earlier this week that it is expanding its LEED Earth campaign to homes, communities and cities around the world. LEED Earth is designed to bring LE...


USGBC Releases Top 10 LEED States for 2020

Earlier this month, the U.S. Green Building Council announced its annual Top 10 States for LEED green building. Last year, Massachusetts lead the country with the most certified square feet ...


USGBC Wraps Up Greenbuild with Initiatives

Earlier this month, the U.S. Green Building Council wrapped up its annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo. At the virtual event, the organization outlined several key updates that it says inten...


USGBC Unveils Initiative, Requests Feedback

Last week, during the annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo, the U.S. Green Building Council announced that it is providing funding for 500 people in underserved communities to earn their LEED...


Universities to Offer Green, LEED Courses

Recently, two universities highlighted new course offerings designed to promote sustainability and a variety of green building practices.


Projects Using LEED to Respond to Pandemic

The U.S. Green Building Council reported late last week that more than 130 LEED projects have engaged its Safety First pilot credits in support of “healthy reopening plans in response to the...


USGBC Expands Resources for Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with Green Business Certification Inc., has outlined an expanded suite of resources that aim to help building and community leaders face climate risks.


USGBC Announces Latin America Leadership Awards

The U.S. Green Building Council has unveiled its 2020 Latin America Leadership Awards, honoring eight recipients “whose work across Latin America puts them at the forefront of green building...


USGBC Unveils Keynote for Greenbuild 2020

The U.S. Green Building Council has announced that Christiana Figueres, the architect of the Paris Climate Agreement, will be delivering the keynote at Greenbuild 2020.


USGBC Releases 2 New Safety Pilot Credits

The U.S. Green Building Council released two new Safety First pilot credits as part of its LEED for Cities and Communities rating system.


Dow, USGBC Announce Carbon Challenge Results

Dow, along with the United States Green Building Council, have shared the results of their inaugural Carbon Challenge, just a little over one year since the project’s inception.


USGBC Announces LEED Homes Awards

The U.S. Green Building Council announced earlier this week the winners of its LEED Homes Awards and Residential Project of the Year. The awards aim to recognize projects, builders and devel...


USGBC Unveils Safety-Related Pilot Credits

Earlier this week, the U.S. Green Building Council released, as promised, four new Safety First Pilot Credits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Green Building Council Reveals Economic Plan

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced a new strategy to support industry recovery efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


USGBC Awards Green Schools Projects

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with its Center for Green Schools, announced earlier this week the recipients of its Green Apple Day of Service Awards.


USGBC Announces $500K More in Grants

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced that Bank of America has provided an additional $500,000 grant to the LEED for Cities and Communities program, which helps local government...


USGBC Releases Top 10 LEED States for 2019

The U.S. Green Building Council released its annual Top 10 States for LEED last week, recognizing the nation’s leaders committed to more sustainable and resilient buildings, cities and commu...


Chicago's Willis Tower Achieves LEED Platinum

The owner of Chicago’s Willis Tower high-rise recently announced that the building has become the largest building in the United States to reach LEED Platinum.


Greenbuild Issues 2020 Call for Papers

The U.S. Green Building Council has opened the call for proposals for the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, slated for Nov. 4-7 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego.


Green Building Council Announces LEED Positive

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced that it is taking its LEED development program one step further: to focus on LEED positive.


Greenbuild 2019 Closes, Announces Updates

Thousands of global green building and sustainability leaders recently gathered in Atlanta for the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, where various educational sessions and keynot...


USGBC Announces New Milestone for LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council announced a new LEED milestone last week: more than 100,000 LEED-certified commercial projects have now been registered.


USGBC Announces Leadership Award Recipients

Last week, the U.S. Green Building Council announced the recipients of its 2019 Leadership Awards, a recognition of individuals and organizations “at the forefront of the green building comm...


Obama Announced as Keynote Greenbuild Speaker

The U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Connect announced earlier this week that former President Barack Obama will speak at the Wednesday keynote of the 2019 Greenbuild International Co...


USGBC Releases LEED Residential Report

The United States Green Building Council recently released a new report studying growing green trends in the homes market entitled, “LEED in Motion: Residential.”


USGBC, NBI Sign New Agreement

The United States Green Building Council and the New Buildings Institute recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding, formalizing the organizations’ relationship, defining parameters o...


USGBC Launches LEED Call for Proposals

The U.S. Green Building Council announced earlier this week a call for proposals to solicit ideas for the next version of LEED.


Green Building Council Announces LEED Homes Awards

Late last week, the U.S. Green Building Council announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards, which recognizes residential projects, developers and builders that use LEED to impr...


Dow, USGBC Launch Carbon Challenge

The Dow Chemical Company and the United States Green Building Council recently announced via press release that the companies would be co-initiating an inaugural Carbon Challenge Award.


US Green Building Council Announces $500K in Grants

The United States Green Building Council announced last week that it has launched a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America for its Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for Cities and...


China Leads LEED Projects Outside US

The U.S. Green Building Council announced last week the top 10 countries and regions for green building outside of the United States, with mainland China taking the top spot with more than 6...


US Green Building Announces LEED Zero

The U.S. Green Building Council announced late last week that it has launched LEED Zero, a new program addressing net zero operations and resources in buildings.


2018 Green Construction Code Released

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with the International Code Council, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society, has released the 2018 International Green Construction Code, a mo...


Chicago, San Jose Achieve LEED Status

Chicago and San Jose have achieved LEED for Cities Platinum Certifications, joining an elite group of just seven cities to have accomplished the achievement from the U.S. Green Building Coun...


Greenbuild Announces Amal Clooney, Buddy Guy

Earlier this month the U.S. Green Building Council announced both the headliner and keynote speaker for the 2018 Greenbuild International Conference Expo, slated for Nov. 14-16 at the McCorm...


USGBC Announces First European LEED City

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with Green Business Certification Inc., have announced that Savona, Italy, is the first LEED-certified city in Europe.


USGBC Announces LEED Grant Program

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with the creators of LEED and support for Bank of America Charitable Foundation, recently announced the launch of a new grant program, designed to reco...


Dow Announces Collaboration with USGBC

Dow Building Solutions—business unit of Michigan-based DowDuPont’s Specialty Products Division—has announced that is entering a collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council.


Greenbuild Offers Many Education, Training Choices

The U.S. Green Building Council is presenting its annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo next week, Nov. 8-10, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.


USGBC Names New President, CEO

The U.S. Green Building Council has revealed that its former COO Mahesh Ramanujam is president and CEO of the green-building organization, effective Nov. 4.


11 Schools on a Green Mission

From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., 11 schools across the country are leaders in school sustainability and environmental engagement, according to green-building authorities.


Second-Tallest Building Made Sustainable

Described as “more than a landmark” with some of the most sustainable features across the globe, construction is complete on the second-tallest building in the world.


Greenbuild Opens with Call to Action

“There is work to be done, so we do it.” That’s the key message Rick Fedrizzi, the U.S. Green Building Council co-founder and CEO, delivered to a crowd of 10,000 during the opening address W...


USGBC Taps Fedrizzi’s Successor as CEO

The United States Green Building Council has tapped one of its own to take the lead when current CEO and co-founder Rick Fedrizzi leaves the organization at year’s end in 2016.


 
 
   

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