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USGBC Announces LEED Homes Award Winners

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards, which recognizes projects, architects, developers and homebuilders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in the residential green building marketplace. The LEED Homes Award recipients include multi-family, single-family and affordable housing projects and companies that are trailblazers...

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New Green Building Library Available on USGBC Website

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently added a Public Policy Library to its website. In the new USGBC Public Policy Library users can discover and access green building-related and LEED-specific policies across the United States. The library is an interactive platform that shares details on policies at the federal, state and...

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Women in Green to Hold Los Angeles Breakfast

Women in Green is holding its first event of 2017 in April. The Women in Green Breakfast will take place April 14 hosted by the USGBC-LA at the City Club Los Angeles. The event is slated as a discussion and networking opportunity. A panel of social justice leaders, moderated by Heather Rosenberg of...

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New Report Reveals Venues Worldwide are Embracing LEED Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently released its LEED in Motion: Venues report, which highlights the efforts of convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, community centers and public assembly spaces to transform their environmental, social and economic footprint through LEED certification. The report showcases some of the most impressive green...

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USGBC Announces Top 10 Countries for LEED

At the end of 2016, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its annual list of the Top 10 Countries for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) outside the United States. These countries represent the expansion of and growing demand for LEED-certified buildings internationally. “By recognizing these leading countries, we...

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MGBCE Conference in Southern California Calls for Abstracts

The 16th Annual Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE), an event focused on making an environmentally-friendly impact on Southern California held on April 20 is calling for speaker abstracts for the event. Abstracts are due February 10. The 2017 MGBCE theme is Connected Cities: Economic, Environmental, and Equity Solutions. Across the...

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Trump Administration Could Set Back Green Building

A group of influential architects and green-building advocates have expressed concerns about the future of the sustainable building movement under the administration of President Donald Trump. These concerns were recently brought to light in an article published in the Architectural Record: What the New Administration Could Mean for Green Buildings. Can Trump...

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LEED v4 and LBC Now Recognize Sustainable Stone Certification

The Natural Stone Council (NSC) – an association consitsting of the leading Natural Stone Associations from around the country – announced its Sustainable Production for Natural Dimension Stone (ANSI/NSC 373) certification is now recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED v4 building certification program, as well as the International Living Future...

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USGBC Announces 2016 Leadership Awards

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its 2016 Leadership Awards, an annual recognition of the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. The recipients will be honored at the USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on Thursday, Oct....

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Healthier Buildings Are the Future

The design and construction of healthier buildings is a key business benefit for building owners, developers, managers and investors, according to the results of a SmartMarket Report released by Dodge Data & Analytics and to which the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a contributing partner. “Our world is confronting massive challenges...

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GBCI Announces 2016 LEED Fellows

“LEED Fellow” designates the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). The organization announced its 2016 class of LEED Fellows and this year’s 24 LEED Fellows exemplify a diverse array of achievements and contributions to the green...

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GreenBuild Seeks Volunteers

The GreenBuild International Conference and Expo, set to take place in Los Angeles October 5 to 7, 2016, is seeking volunteers to help with organizing and staffing the event. Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years old and a full time student or a young professional under the age of 25...

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USGBC Seeks Votes for Volunteer IMPACT! Award

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative. The award honors Malcolm Lewis, Ph.D., the founder of Constructive Technologies Group, who served on USGBC’s board and chaired its Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee. Drawn to high-performance buildings in the early 1970s, Malcolm...

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U.S. Green Building Council LA Introduces BuildSMART

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Los Angeles introduced BuildSMART – the Sustainable Materials and Resources Trailer. BuildSMART provides education on sustainable building by demonstrating applied sustainable building techniques and illustrating their benefits. The trailer is a mobile learning resource that demonstrates a healthy, sustainable living and working environment and is able to reach homeowners,...

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Video Introduces LEED v4 Certification

This video is produced by a sustainable building educator by the name of GreenCE Education. Although GreenSurfaceResource.com does not specifically endorse the company, the following video is a great introduction to the latest version of LEED certification (v4) as developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).