Tag: U.S. Green Building Council

USGBC and Second Nature announce 2019 higher ed Climate Leadership winners

Second Nature, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), announced that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Delta College are the recipients of the 2018 Climate Leadership Awards.

Advanced surface technologies for cities

Smart surface technologies such as green roofs produce savings in the form of lower energy and water bills, lower health costs, reduced water treatment,...

Dodge releases World Green Building Trends 2018 report

Forty-seven percent of those participating in the World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report expect to do the majority of their projects (more than 60 percent) green by 2021.

Model code for green construction released

The International Code Council, ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society released the 2018 International Green Construction Code.

‘LEEDing’ the way in building certification

The U.S. Green Building Council, founded in 1993, developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, which uses a holistic, multi-attribute...

Smart Surfaces Coalition formed to help cities fight and adapt to climate change

Twenty-two sustainability and urban organizations announced formation of the Smart Surfaces Coalition, a group of experts and organizations helping cities rapidly adopt cost-effective solutions to cut excess heat radiation from buildings and surfaces, reduce flood risk and improve livability, health and equity
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USBG’s renovated Bartholdi Park achieves SITES Gold certification

The renovation of Bartholdi Park at the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) is complete, and the new garden is a showcase of sustainable gardening. The renovation provided an opportunity to increase accessibility, showcase the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) principles in action, and demonstrate USBG’s commitment to sustainability.

USGBC announces LEED v4 and CALGreen alignment for California projects

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system, announced significant streamlining for all LEED prerequisites and some credits for California projects that are pursuing certification under LEED v4.

USGBC announces LEED for Cities grant program

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) green building program, with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, announced a new grant program designed to recognize the sustainability and green building achievements of U.S. cities pursuing LEED for Cities certification.

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