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Fedrizzi to Step Down as CEO of US Green Building Council

The USGBC oversees the LEED green building certification program

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.


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April 24, 2015: Top Companies Prioritize Sustainability and LEED

The Study Looked at Fortune 200 Companies, Most of Them Users of LEED and Members of USGBC

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.


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Feb. 17, 2015: ASHRAE/USGBC/IES to Develop Biomass Requirements for Green Building Standard

Committee Intends to Work on a Definition of Biomass as Well as Requirements on the Use of Biomass

Biomass requirements are being explored by ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) for inclusion in their green building standard — ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings.


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Dec. 31, 2014: National Green Building Standard Approved for Military Construction

NAHB Said This Action Will Provide Affordable Choices in Meeting Military Energy and Water Reduction Goals

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that it applauds Congress for authorizing the International Code Council (ICC) 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) for all military residential construction, which represents 16 percent of the federal real estate portfolio.


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Dec. 25, 2014: IES Named LEED Proven Provider by Green Building Certification Institute

Status Acknowledges Company’s Role as a Quality LEED Project Administrator

Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) announced that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has designated it as a LEED® Proven Provider™. This designation was developed to streamline the LEED project review process for experienced organizations that demonstrate consistent excellence.


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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.

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Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.


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