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Published on 13 Jun 2017 Written by Scot Horst Posted in Industry

When it comes to sustainability, data is ushering in a new era of green performance. Thanks to the digital age, our ability to capture data is virtually limitless, and the information we gather has the ability to drive better decisions—economically, socially and environmentally.

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Published on 09 Jun 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

Feature image: Lai Jianyan, Senior Vice President of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co., Ltd., with Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of USGBC and GBCI.

On June 7, USGBC entered into a strategic partnership with...

Published on 08 Jun 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

On June 15, USGBC will be participating in a LEED and Industrial Facilities Roundtable in Belgrade, Serbia. Organized by ENERGO Group, a USGBC...

Published on 06 Jun 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Industry

The May/June 2017 issue of USGBC+ covers a range of current green building topics, from biobased building materials to greening cities.

Take a look at four of our top stories from the issue:

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Published on 06 Jun 2017 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Industry

The state-of-the-art Stephen Sondheim Theatre was the first Broadway house to earn LEED Gold. Designed to create the highest-quality environment for audiences, cast and crew...

Published on 01 Jun 2017 Written by Scot Horst Posted in Industry

Data and scoring speak volumes. Data provides facts and information. Scoring based on data can tell us where we’re starting from, how we’re improving and what we can achieve. When it comes to transforming buildings, campuses, communities and cities, data and scoring can help us know...

Published on 31 May 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

Nine new countries have certified their first LEED project or their first LEED v4 Platinum building, as represented in USGBC’s ongoing LEED Earth ...

Published on 22 May 2017 Written by Marisa Long Posted in Industry

Last week I had the honor of participating in a panel titled “A New Paradigm: How Companies Can be Agents of Social Change,” at the World Social Marketing Conference. The panel focused on ways companies can...

Published on 11 May 2017 Written by Wes Sullens Posted in Industry

In press releases issued last week, the sponsoring organizations of the 2018 International Green Construction Code (2018-IgCC) provided an update on the development and publication plans for the model green code.

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Published on 02 May 2017 Written by Grant Olear Posted in Industry

USGBC is collaborating with our Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) partners to host a webinar on Wed., May 10 from 9–10:15 a.m. The webinar will cover...

Published on 24 Apr 2017 Written by Robb Tufts Posted in Industry

LEED professionals distinguish themselves in the green building marketplace by earning one of six LEED professional credentials. Credential holders are recognized as leaders in the field, and they contribute expertise to various industries...

Published on 12 Apr 2017 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Industry

I had the chance to attend and briefly introduce a Wall Street Journal breakfast this morning that USGBC was sponsoring. The event was part of WSJs Business of America Series and focused on infrastructure. It featured Chicago...

Published on 06 Apr 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

China is seeing incredible growth and industrialization. With that industrialization and the rise of manufacturing, though, comes an impact on the environment and on air quality. The Chinese government has ...

Published on 05 Apr 2017 Written by Joseph Crea Posted in Industry

Parkview Green in Beijing became mainland China’s first mixed-use LEED Platinum building in 2009. Platinum is the highest level of LEED certification possible, yet the team behind Parkview Green was...

Published on 05 Apr 2017 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in Industry

Here in the Northeast, we've been warming up into spring following the unexpected March storm, Stella. Summer will be here before we know it—and with the rising temperatures, we’ll see rising energy bills.

Solar panels are a great way to offset energy costs, reduce the...

Published on 04 Apr 2017 Written by Yi Wen Posted in Industry

The Taikoo Hui Mall project in the Tianhe area of Guangzhou, China, recently achieved LEED Platinum status under LEED O+M: Existing Buildings....

Published on 28 Mar 2017 Written by Meghan Hazer Posted in Industry

Sustainable design, once unconventional, has become the norm for many developments. Health-promoting design is emerging as a new trend, due in part to the realization that how we build matters...

Published on 28 Mar 2017 Written by Logan Taylor Posted in Industry

Building to a superior level of performance, such as LEED standards, is a challenge in Saudi Arabia. In addition to hot, dry and windy desert conditions, the Kingdom’s residential construction culture is unfamiliar and untrained in...

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