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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings..

With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, more than 20,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 100,000 LEED Accredited Professionals, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to soar to $60 billion by 2010.  The USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.

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Green Homes in Texas Add $25,000 Resale Value, Study Finds

A new study from The University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) finds that new homes in Texas built to meet green building standards like LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most widely used green building rating system, are worth an average of $25,000 more in resale value than conventional homes

Affordable Green Neighborhoods 2016 Grant Recipients Announced

The U.S. Green Building Council, with the support of Bank of America Charitable Foundation grant program, awards funding and provides educational resources to developers of affordable housing

U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2015 LEED Homes Award Winners

USGBC announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards, which recognizes projects, architects, developers and homebuilders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in the residential green building marketplace.

GRESB Launches Health and Well-being Module for the Real Estate Industry

GRESB, the global standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) assessment of real estate portfolios and infrastructure assets, today announced the launch of the GRESB Health and Well-being Module. This new module is an optional supplement to...

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Texas...

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch released the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruling in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project Inc

WELL Building Standard Introduced in China

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) formally introduced the WELL Building Standard in China. WELL is a system that focuses on human health and wellbeing in the built environment

WELL Building Standard Introduced in China

Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) formally introduced the WELL Building Standard in China. WELL is a system that focuses on human health and wellbeing in the built environment.

833 Million Square Feet of Building Space in India using LEED

USGBC announced today that 833 million square feet of building space in India is using LEED. The new study, LEED in Motion: India, was released today and details the impact LEED and green building have had on the Indian economy and its buildings, home...

Weifang and USGBC Announce Partnership to Advance Green Buildings

he U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the city of Weifang have signed a strategic agreement to accelerate greater adoption of green buildings while strengthening and encouraging robust green city principles and practices in Weifang

Center for Green Schools at USGBC Announces Green Apple Commitment to Action at the...

New York, NY - September 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Green Apple, an initiative of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting held in New York. Gr...

USGBC and Pearson Partner to Launch Online Program for LEED Green Associate Credential

Washington, DC - August 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has partnered with Pearson to launch USGBC’s online workforce education program for the LEED Green Associate credential. The program includes online course...

USGBC To Co-Host National Affordable Green Homes & Sustainable Communities Summit at Greenbuild with...

Washington, DC - August 1, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced it will co-host the National Affordable Green Homes & Sustainable Communities Summit with the Institute for Professional and Executive De...

More Than 1,200 Businesses and Organizations Commend GSA for Using LEED to Support Innovation...

Washington, DC - July 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 1,200 leading businesses and organizations representing a wide array of industries across all 50 states today sent a letter asking the General Services Administration (GSA) to continue to u...

LEED-Certified Building Stock Swells to Two Billion Square Feet Worldwide

Washington, DC - July 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced that the total footprint of commercial projects certified under its LEED green building program surpassed two billion square feet. An additiona...

Korea’s Songdo International Business District – One of Asia’s Largest Green Developments – Surpasses...

NEW YORK, N.Y. and INCHEON, South Korea - June 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Songdo International Business District (IBD) today announced that it has achieved a total of 13.7 million square feet of LEED certified space, establishing itself as one of t...

Director of USGBC’s Center for Green Schools Named World Green Building Council Chairman’s Award...

Stuttgart, Germany - June 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, received the World Green Building Council Chairman’s Award this week during the WorldGBC Congress in ...

Green Homes Continue to Grow Across the U.S.

Washington, DC - June 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced that more than 20,000 homes across the U.S. have earned certification through the LEED for Homes program. LEED for Homes is a national voluntar...

USGBC and its Northern California Chapter launch the California Best Buildings Challenge at CGI...

Chicago, IL - June 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and USGBC’s Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) will launch the California Best Buildings Challenge at the closing plenary event of the 2012 Clinton Global ...

USGBC and Bank of America Announce Call for Applications for 2012 Affordable Green Neighborhoods...

Washington, DC - May 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation today announced the opening of the 2012 Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program. The program, made possible b...

MARLINS PARK IS THE FIRST RETRACTABLE ROOF BUILDING IN THE WORLD TO RECEIVE GOLD...

The U.S. Green Building Council will officially award Marlins Park with a plaque on May 25 @ 2 P.M., the Ceremony will be followed by a behind the scenes tour to learn what makes Marlins Park ‘green’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 18, 2012 – (R...

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council Launches the Green...

Washington, D.C. - March 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today released the Green Classroom Professional Certificate (GCP). This certificate program provides pre-K–12 teachers, pa...

U.S. Green Building Council Announces the LEED Green Building Program to Recognize Energy Credits...

Paris, France - March 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A pivotal LEED International Roundtable meeting of European roundtable members ended in Paris today. The meeting convened leaders from across Europe to address regional issues in LEED for existing an...

Third Public Comment Period for Update to USGBC’s LEED Green Building Program to Open...

Washington, DC - February 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced that the third public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to its LEED green building program will open Mar. 1, 2012. The comment pe...

U.S. Green Building Council Selected as American Architectural Foundation’s 2012 Keystone Laureate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) will present the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) with its 2012 Keystone Award at the 23rd annual Accent on Architecture Gala in Washington, D.C., ...

USGBC and AIA Announce second Architecture for Humanity Sustainability Design Fellow

Washington, DC - January 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Two years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, the process of rebuilding has taken another step forward with the selection of Burtland Granvil, AIA, LEED AP, as the new Architecture...

HOK Partners With U.S. Green Building Council on Design of New Orphanage and Children’s...

NEW YORK, NY - January 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- HOK is the U.S. Green Building Councilfs official design partner for Project Haiti, a facility targeting LEEDR Platinum certification that will replace a Port-au-Prince orphanage and childrenfs ...

Center for Green Schools at U.S. Green Building Council Releases “Best of Green Schools...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools, working in conjunction with its founding sponsor, United Technologies Corp., today released its inaugural Best of Green Schools 2011 ...

U.S. Green Building Council Welcomes New Board Directors

Washington, DC - December 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the newly elected officers and new directors to its 2012 Board of Directors. At elections that closed in November, USGBC’s membership electe...

Square Footage of LEED-Certified Existing Buildings Surpasses New Construction

Washington, DC - December 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- LEED-certified existing buildings are outpacing their newly built counterparts, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). As of this month, square footage of LEED-certified existing ...

U.S. Green Building Council Commends the White House and USGBC Member Companies for Announcing...

Washington, D.C. - December 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- President Barack Obama and former President William J. Clinton along with representatives from more than 60 organizations as part of the Better Buildings Challenge today announced nearly $4 bill...

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