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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.

Arlington earns nation’s first LEED for Communities Platinum Certification

Arlington County, Va., has been named the first Platinum level community under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) newly created LEED for Communities program. The honor acknowledges the county’s long-time commitment to environmental stewardship and community sustainability and its many policies, programs and initiatives to create a more sustainable Arlington.

USGBC: Transportation industry embracing sustainability through green building standards

USGBC released its LEED in Motion: Transportation report, which focuses on industry growth in the green building sector for transportation facilities such as airport terminal buildings, train stations, bus centers, seaports, light rail stations, control towers and more. The report also highlights some of the most impressive LEED-certified transportation facilities throughout the world.

U.S. Green Building Council announces LEED Homes Award winners

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards, which recognize projects, architects, developers and homebuilders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in the residential green building marketplace.

Thornton Tomasetti’s LA office receives LEED-CI Gold certification

Thornton Tomasetti announced that its Los Angeles office at 707 Wilshire Blvd. achieved LEED v2009 Commercial Interiors (CI) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Registration now open for Greenbuild 2017

Registration is now open for the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

Firms, organizations issue statements on Trump Administration’s Paris Climate Accord decision

Following the June 1 announcement from President Donald Trump that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord a number of engineering firms, building groups, and higher education organizations issued press releases offering their responses.

New venue announced for DesignColumbus 2017

The Columbus Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and USGBC Ohio announced a new location for their 2017 show.

USGBC report highlights LEED and green practice impacts

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) 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.

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