2018 International Green Construction Code Released

2018 International Green Construction Code Released

The 2018 International Green Construction Code (2018-IgCC) was released today by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), International Code Council, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The IgCC is a model code that has wide applicability for incorporating resilient,...
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Is LEED Tough Enough for the Climate-Change Era?

Is LEED Tough Enough for the Climate-Change Era?

Twenty years ago, the U.S. Green Building Council piloted its LEED certification, which has reshaped architecture and real estate. But how much does it dent buildings’ energy use? In the late 1980s, revolution was afoot in the world of architecture....
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India: U.S. council urges green norms for mass housing

India: U.S. council urges green norms for mass housing

GBCI in talks with Centre; eyes Housing for All scheme Green Business Certification Inc, (GBCI) a part of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has initiated discussions with the Indian government to make policy changes for incorporating green norms in...
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Delivering Urban Resilience (Report)

Delivering Urban Resilience (Report)

Delivering Urban Resilience, a new report authored by Capital-E, quantifies the range of costs and benefits for the adoption of citywide smart surface technologies in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and El Paso. “Cities are increasingly at risk from hurricane...
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Mid-Atlantic remains ‘green building’ leader

Mid-Atlantic remains ‘green building’ leader

The U.S. Green Building Council’s annual list of the top states for green building once again puts Maryland and Virginia in the top 10, and if D.C. were a state, it would easily rank as No. 1. The list, based...
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Infographic: Top 10 countries and regions for LEED in 2017

Infographic: Top 10 countries and regions for LEED in 2017

Check out our infographic about the 2017 top 10 countries and regions for LEED. USGBC’s annual top 10 countries and regions for LEED recognizes markets outside the U.S. that are using LEED to create healthier, more sustainable spaces that work...
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U.S. Green Building Council Helps Companies Reach for Zero Waste

U.S. Green Building Council Helps Companies Reach for Zero Waste

Participants engage in online workshops, go to conferences and network through USGBC chapters, which bring in speakers. Diversion has long been a priority at Etsy, from the days when employees biked their compost to a farm near the company’s Brooklyn,...
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USGBC adopts Perkins+Will resiliency standard for LEED

USGBC adopts Perkins+Will resiliency standard for LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council has adopted a national construction resilience standard developed by the Minneapolis office of the Perkins + Will architecture firm. The standard, called RELi, will be incorporated into the council’s Leadership in Energy and E...
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Green Building Industry recognizes Kohler for Vision, Leadership

Green Building Industry recognizes Kohler for Vision, Leadership

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named Kohler, a global manufacturer of kitchen and bath products, the winner of its 2017 Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award at its leadership awards luncheon held in conjunction with the Greenbuild Internationa...
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