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These eight green building award recipients include Pepsi World Trade Center, Prologis, and Nicaragua’s first LEED-certified project.


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These eight green building award recipients include Pepsi World Trade Center, Prologis, and Nicaragua’s first LEED-certified project.

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USGBC Highlights 2020 Leadership Awards From Latin America

These eight green building award recipients include Pepsi World Trade Center, Prologis, and Nicaragua’s first LEED-certified project.

USGBC Announces 2020 European Leadership Awards

These awards recognize those advancing the development of sustainable, healthy, resilient, green buildings, cities, and communities.

City Of Santa Fe Earns LEED Gold Certification

The New Mexico city is only the second in the world to achieve Gold status under more stringent USGBC LEED v4.1 rating system.

New LEED Guidance Addresses COVID-19 Reopening Strategies

Four new Safety First Pilot Credits from USGBC outline sustainable best practices for cleaning, workplace re-occupancy, HVAC, and plumbing.

USGBC Emergency Pilot Credit Addresses Green Cleaning And COVID-19

USGBC has introduced a new pilot credit in the LEED green building rating system to support facilities as they work to respond to COVID-19 through sustainable, healthy practices.

USGBC Launches Global Economic Recovery Strategy

USGBC has outlined a path for how healthy places and LEED will support recovery efforts as businesses, governments, and communities prepare for a post-pandemic world.

Global Dow Center Earns LEED Silver Certification

Sustainability was at the forefront of the project with green construction and demolition practices employed throughout Dow Chemical Company's new Midland, MI headquarters. 

Colorado Leads Nation In LEED Green Building

USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED recognizes current leaders committed to more sustainable and resilient buildings, cities, and communities.

GBCI Rolls Out ISSP Professional Sustainability Credentials

The ISSP credentials recognize individuals with the skills to foster innovation, transform culture, and embed sustainable practices in organizations and communities globally.

New Digital Library Features Sustainable Buildings Around The World

The World Green Building Council has launched a new case study library showcasing excellence in sustainable development globally, featuring buildings that are net zero carbon and/or enhance human health.

LEED Surpasses 100,000 Commercial Green Building Projects

Global growth of LEED reinforces the role green buildings play as a climate solution and tool for improving quality of life.

USGBC Announces 2019 Green Building Leadership Awards

Microsoft and the Minnesota Twins are among the recipients to be recognized next month during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Atlanta.

$28.5M Update Earns Whiteman AFB Clinic LEED v4 Certification

The Air Force collaborated with architects at Hoefer Wysocki to transform the clinic into one of the first facilities to earn USGBC’s most advanced sustainability rating.

Bank Of America Tower Earns Nation’s 1st Leed V4 Platinum For Core and Shell

Bank of America Tower was one of 100 projects selected for the pilot program of LEED Version 4, and was the only one to attempt the Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment (WBCLA) credit.

A Fresh Look At Green Cleaning

With sustainability in mind, here are two facility cleaning materials to look at anew.

$500,000 Grant Will Help 15 U.S. Communities’ Sustainability Efforts

The U.S. Green Building Council will use the Bank of America grant to support its LEED for Cities and Communities Program.

Unilever North America HQ Earns LEED Platinum Certification

The sustainably-built, energy-efficient Unilever headquarters was also named Commercial LEED Project of the Year by the New Jersey chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Measuring The Value Of Resilient Design And Construction

A new report from the Portland Cement Association suggests that reinforced concrete structures reduce recovery costs after disasters hit and are likely to save money in the long run.

USGBC Explores Green Building Industry’s Role As Global Solution

The new report takes a closer look at Americans' views on environmental issues and how the green building industry can be better positioned as a global solution.

USGBC Launches LEED v4.1 For City, Community, Residential Projects

This new version of the LEED green building program raises the bar for sustainable housing and cities.

USGBC Releases New Timber Traceability LEED Credit

New pilot credit increases transparency in timber supply chains and reduces the risk of illegally harvested wood being used in buildings.

USGBC Bestows 2019 Greenbuild Europe Leadership Awards

This week, the U.S. Green Building Council recognized two companies for environmental efforts and also introduced the Timber Traceability LEED pilot credit.

China Is Top Country For Global Green Building

Mainland China leads USGBC'S Top 10 list of global green building leaders outside the U.S., with more than 68 million gross square meters.

Illinois Ranked Top State For LEED Green Building In 2018

Massachusetts and Washington earned the second and third spots in the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building ranking.

Three-Acre Green Roof Helps Earn LEED Gold For Gateway Arch Museum

The new Visitor Center and Museum at Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO is one of only 10 National Park Service sites to be awarded LEED certification.

New LEED Requirements For Student Housing Shift Responsibility

New LEED v4 requirements for student housing require new training and a shift in the behaviors of students, residence life staff, maintenance, and housekeeping staff.

2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Award Winners Named

USGBC and Second Nature recognize University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Delta College for leadership practices in climate change mitigation, resilience.

USGBC Announces New Initiatives And Updates To LEED

Several programmatic updates to the LEED green building rating system were announced during the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, held last week in Chicago.

Only 15 States, DC Have Laws For Testing Lead In School Water

Despite health risks, 35 states lack specific legislation to ensure testing for lead in school drinking water, according to a new report from USGBC.

2018 International Green Construction Code Released

A result of collaboration between the International Code Council, U.S. Green Building Council, ASHRAE, and the Illuminating Engineering Society, the new IgCC aims to help governments streamline code development and adoption for improved sustainability around the world.

Workers In LEED Green Buildings Are Happier, Healthier, More Productive 

Healthier, more sustainable buildings give employers a hiring edge to attract best in class talent, according to a new USGBC survey.

Bentley University Ice Arena Is Nation’s Most Sustainable

The 76,000-square-foot Bentley Arena is the first standalone ice arena to earn the LEED platinum certification from the USGBC.

Green Schools Efforts Recognized At Conference

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, in collaboration with the Green Schools National Network (GSNN), announced recipients of the 2018 Best of Green Schools Awards in Denver this week.

Six Cities Earn LEED For Cities Certification Grants

The new grant program is designed to recognize the sustainability and green building achievements of U.S. cities pursuing LEED for Cities certification.

Mainland China Leads Top 10 Countries, Regions For LEED

Green building space in China is expected to reach two billion square meters by 2020, up from current estimates of 600 million square meters spread across more than 300 cities.
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Transportation Industry Embraces Sustainability, Green Building Standards

USGBC's new report: LEED in Motion: Transportation, highlights facilities that incorporate LEED and other sustainability practices.

International WELL Building Institute Launches WELL Community Standard

The pilot program aims to set a new precedent for planning, building, and development by helping communities support the health and well-being of residents across all aspects of community life.
Whirlpool

Whirlpool Earns Gold, Silver LEED Green Building Certifications

Whirlpool Corporation was recently awarded LEED® Certification for two of its recent building projects, both in Benton Harbor, MI.
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Houston Skybox One Data Center Achieves LEED® Gold

The 96,129-square-foot purpose-built facility is the only data center in Houston to receive the designation.
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Massachusetts Earns Top Spot In Green Building Ranking

Massachusetts moves from the third to first; New York rejoins ranking in USGBC’s annual ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED Green Building.

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