USGBC wants YOU to attend Green Business Boot Camp

It is an exciting time in the green industry.  The U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Economic Impact Study recently found that the green construction growth rate is rapidly outpacing that of conventional construction.

Clinton to speak at Greenbuild 2017

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Informa Exhibitions have announced that former President Bill Clinton will delivery a special keynote address at the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.  The keynote will take place Thursday, Nov.

Historic San Francisco office earns LEED platinum

The Swig Co.’s landmark historic San Francisco Mills Building and two adjacent properties have been awarded LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Mills Building is one of the longest serving office buildings in the country to...

Report: Energy approaches could save schools billions

Some $2 billion could be saved every year if K–12 schools implemented energy-efficient technologies and strategies, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Knowing how tight district budgets are, and how much schools could use these savings for classroom programming, the...

Giants, PG&E illuminate AT&T Park with hundreds of new LEDs

The San Francisco Giants and PG&E have marked another “green" milestone at AT&T Park. A recent lighting project resulted in what officials labeled “a home run of energy savings” for AT&T Park and the Giants, according to a press release....

USGBC Names LEED Homes Award Winners

The LEED Homes Award recipients include multi-family, single-family and affordable housing projects and companies that are trailblazers in the residential sector.

5 growing careers in green job market

Green construction is projected to account for more than 3.3 million U.S. jobs and to generate $190.3 billion in labor earnings between 2015 and 2018, according to the 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study. Architects, building engineers and contractors play...

Bucknell earns performance excellence in electricity renewal certification

Bucknell University has become the second university and fourth organization in the world to achieve Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), according to a release. PEER is the nation’s first comprehensive, consumer-centric, outcome-driven...

GBCI introduces TRUE Zero Waste rating system

The Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally, has unveiled TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency), the new brand identity for its zero waste rating system. The TRUE Zero...

$19M SUNY New Paltz Residence Hall upgrade completed

A $19 million renovation at SUNY New Paltz's Bevier Hall has been completed. The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York improvement project for the 49-year-old residence hall included a new roof, windows, floors and bathrooms. The 212-bed hall...

Honolulu condo project achieves historic LEED certification

Symphony Honolulu has become the first new 400-foot tall high-rise residential condominium building in Hawaii to achieve certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), according to a release. Developed by OliverMcMillan, Symphony Honolulu...

D.C. named world's first LEED platinum city

City recognized by USGBCl for achieving sustainability, resiliency goals

Alaska library recognized for sustainable design

The Mendenhall Valley Public Library has received gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Renovated Florida facility earns sustainability honor

When the University of Florida budgeted $18.9 million for Newell Hall renovations, it penned in sustainability expenses. The university’s eco-friendly efforts were realized when the 24/7 study center received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold-level certification, said Dustin...

Seattle apartment community earns green certification

Mill Creek Residential, a leading multifamily investor and operator specializing in premier apartment communities across the U.S., has achieved LEED silver for Modera South Lake Union, a seven-story luxury apartment community near downtown Seattle. Modera South Lake Union is the...

Old Chapel at UMass Amherst receives LEED gold

The renovation of the historic Old Chapel at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the school. Built in 1885, the Old Chapel is the most iconic and significant historic building on the UMass Amherst campus.

USGBC names top Chinese provinces, municipalities for LEED

Illustrating that green building has become commonplace worldwide, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the creators of the LEED green building rating system, this week unveiled the Top 10 Provinces and Municipalities for LEED in mainland China. LEED (Leadership in...

Whirlpool buildings awarded LEED certifications

Whirlpool Corp. has been recognized by the U.S.

Infographic: How LEED has changed face of U.S. construction

The green building industry has grown considerably in just the last few years. Helping lead the way for builders, designers and others focused on constructing high-performance structures has been Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED. The program has...

Hyatt Regency Delhi receives historic environmental designation

Hyatt Regency Delhi has become one of the few hotels in Delhi to earn LEED platinum certification. “With this, Hyatt Regency Delhi establishes itself as one of the few global leaders for energy and environment design,” said Aseem Kapoor, general...

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