Tag: U.S. Green Building Council

USGBC opens registration for LEED v4.1 for new construction and interior spaces

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its newest version of the LEED green building program, LEED v4.1, is open for registration for both new construction projects as well as interior spaces with LEED v4.1 BD+C and LEED v4.1 ID+C.

STAR Community Rating System to be fully integrated into USGBC’s LEED for Cities and...

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced in November that the STAR Community Rating System, which offers certification for sustainable communities, will be fully integrated into USGBC’s LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities programs.

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.
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