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Throughout this year’s virtual Greenbuld event, USGBC delivered key updates intended to help push the industry closer to a regenerative future as outlined through LEED Positive


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Throughout this year’s virtual Greenbuld event, USGBC delivered key updates intended to help push the industry closer to a regenerative future as outlined through LEED Positive

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. USGBC articles below.


USGBC Readies Green Building Industry For LEED Positive Future

Throughout this year’s virtual Greenbuld event, USGBC delivered key updates intended to help push the industry closer to a regenerative future as outlined through LEED Positive

USGBC Names 2020 Leadership Award Recipients

The U.S. Green Building Council's annual awards recognize extraordinary leadership in green building and commitment to advancing healthy, sustainable buildings and communities

USGBC To Fund 500 LEED Professionals In Underserved Communities

The commitment marks the launch of USGBC’s new equity program USGBC All In: Building Equity Together, which aims to build green building expertise and workforce.

Aramark Global HQ Receives LEED Silver Certification

Located in Philadelphia, the Aramark headquarters includes a wellness center, biophilia rooms, outdoor terraces, and a showcase state-of-the-art dining facility and test kitchen.

GBCI Surpasses 1,000 TRUE Advisor Professionals

GBCI's TRUE Advisors help facilities achieve TRUE certification, as well as support and implement zero waste policies and programs.

Green Cleaning For Safety

New guidelines from USGBC focus on facilities reopening safely while preserving sustainability efforts.

Green Buildings, Safety First

Four new pilot credits in the LEED rating system include a focus on surface cleaning and indoor air quality.

Resilient Buildings As First Line Of Defense

Assess risks and access resources to fortify your facilities to withstand threats and hazards.

PDR Designed HP Inc. Campus Achieves LEED ID+C Gold V4

The interiors of the HP Inc. campus, designed by Houston-based PDR, has been awarded LEED v4 Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Women In Green Building Face Challenges In Wake Of COVID-19 Crisis

While many women are finding support from employers, 62% of survey respondents agree the pandemic is negatively impacting workplace equity.

RHEINZINK Zinc Gutter System

RHEINZINK architectural grade zinc gutter systems come in half-round or box shapes, a choice of more 300 parts and accessories, and are adaptable to virtually any roof configuration.

USGBC Shares Strategies For Resilient Design, Green Schools

The U.S. Green Building Council has published two guides available for download, one focused on resilient companies and communities and the other on green purchasing for healthier schools.

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.

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