Green building industry contributes more than $134.3 billion in labor income
October 14, 2015
The green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. and will account for more than 2.3 million American jobs this year, according to a new U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) study from Booz Allen Hamilton.
Expanded residential education to be offered at Greenbuild 2015
September 24, 2015
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has signed on to become one of three Greenbuild Top Tier Partners for 2015, in addition to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International.
He joined USGBC in 2009 as senior vice president, technology, before being named COO in 2011
September 9, 2015
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) board of directors announced that Mahesh Ramanujam, USGBC’s chief operating officer, has been named incoming chief executive officer, and will move into the role after Rick Fedrizzi, co-founder and current CEO of the organization, steps down at the end of 2016.
Demand for sustainable buildings continues to grow around the world
August 10, 2015
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Canada has topped its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for LEED. The list highlights countries outside of the U.S. that are making significant strides in sustainable building.
The USGBC oversees the LEED green building certification program
June 30, 2015
Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has announced that he will be stepping down as CEO at the end of 2016 to make way for a leadership transition that will take place in January 2017.
The Study Looked at Fortune 200 Companies, Most of Them Users of LEED and Members of USGBC
April 24, 2015
The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, and a majority of them are using the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program to achieve their goals, according to a new survey released by the USGBC.
Ten Individuals, Institutions, Projects, and Events Recognized
December 31, 2014
The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the 2014 Best of Green Schools recipients, recognizing 10 individuals, institutions, projects, and events representing the national leaders and innovators in school sustainability for the year.
Latest Version of LEED Features Increased Rigor and Multiple Updates
December 1, 2014
Extending to October 2016 gives LEED users and members of the green building industry additional time to prepare for LEED v4, the latest version of LEED, which features increased rigor and multiple updates.