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Dec. 19, 2014: GSA’s Green Investments Help Federal Buildings Weather the Storm

Buildings Used an Average of 5.5 Percent Less Energy

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded green investments are helping federal buildings use less energy, even during harsh winters.


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Nov. 14, 2014: USGBC Announces Extension of LEED 2009 Rating System

Extension Offers Green Building Industry Additional Time to Prepare for Newest Version of LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it will allow Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016. The original date for LEED 2009 registration to close was June 15, 2015.


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Council Aims to Implement Sustainable Literacy Policy by 2040

Council Wants Sustainable Literacy Policy by 2040

The plan discusses a large goal for all 50 states to adopt a comprehensive green schools policy that includes a graduation requirement around sustainability literacy by 2040.


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Oct. 27, 2014: DOE Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule for Federal Buildings

Agencies Must Use a System That Verifies Enhanced Energy and Water Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design. Principal among the efforts is DOE’s issuance of a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance.


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Los Angeles Building Goes Another Shade Greener

HVAC Optimization Software to Cut Annual Energy Use

Constellation Place in Century City, California, is known for its progressive environmental efforts. From solar panels and fuel cells to high-efficiency plumbing and lighting, the 35-story JMB Realty Corp. architectural landmark is setting the bar in efficiency.


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Oct. 1, 2014: Study Shows Growing Demand for LEED Professionals Across Building Sector

Study Examines Job Postings That Required a LEED Credential

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the results of a study of job postings from across the United States, revealing that demand for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and LEED Green Associate credentials grew 46 percent over a 12-month period.


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April 30, 2014: Three Billion Square Feet of Building Space Now LEED-Certified

Major Milestone for the Global Green Building Industry

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification around the globe.


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Jan. 29, 2014: HindSite Software Surveys Green Industry Professionals

Company Will Use Survey Data to Create Second Annual Green Industry Benchmark Report

HindSite Software has announced the release of its second annual Green Industry Benchmark Survey. The survey asks a series of questions related to business practices, marketing practices, human resources practices, educational practices, and business results.


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Ten Predictions for US High Performance Building in 2014

Moving Beyond Net Zero Building to the Impact of Europe and China on US Green Building

Portland/Seattle green builder Hammer & Hand unveiled its 10 predictions for the United States high performance building industry. Hammer & Hand’s Sam Hagerman said, “We see exciting developments coming in 2014.”


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Jan. 16, 2014: Trident Sustainability Group Launches Nonprofit, Sustainativity

Nonprofit Organization Dedicated to Philanthropic Investments in Sustainability

Tommy Linstroth, owner and founder of Savannah-based Trident Sustainability Group, a leading sustainability and green building consulting firm, has announced a new venture, Sustainativity Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to direct philanthropic investments in sustainability.


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