Mahesh Ramanujam Named U.S. Green Building Council President & CEO

Mahesh Ramanujam Named U.S. Green Building Council President & CEO

Mahesh Ramanujam has completed the transition into his new role as president and CEO of USGBC, effective Nov. 4, 2016.

Greenbuild Raises the Bar on Green Building Education

Greenbuild Raises the Bar on Green Building Education

Sustainability, health and wellness and water conservation were just a few of the over-arching themes that dominated this year’s event.

Greenbuild 2016 Product Preview

Greenbuild 2016 Product Preview

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the Super Bowl of the high performance building world, and everyone brings their A game.

GBCI Announces 2016 LEED Fellows

GBCI Announces 2016 LEED Fellows

This year’s 24 LEED Fellows exemplify a diverse array of achievements and contributions to the green building community.

High Performance Homes 'LEED' to Savings for Owners

High Performance Homes 'LEED' to Savings for Owners

Of the 647,800 single-family homes build in the United States in 2014, less than 1 percent met LEED standards.

New video showcases opportunities at Greenbuild

New video showcases opportunities at Greenbuild

Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building and design, provides an array of opportunities for those in the green and sustainability building fields. Designers to developers to builders use the annual event, scheduled for Oct. 5-7...

Multifamily Builder Named Outstanding LEED for Home Developer

Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. was recently named the 2015 Outstanding Multi-family Developer.

Community destroyed by wind now using wind to power it

Community destroyed by wind now using wind to power it

It was the most intense tornado season the region had seen in 50 years and the city of Greensburg, Kansas, saw the worst of it.

3 reasons to attend Greenbuild 2016

3 reasons to attend Greenbuild 2016

World's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building and design scheduled for Oct. 5–7 in Los Angeles.

 USGBC announces LEED Homes award winners

USGBC announces LEED Homes award winners

Home projects that demonstrate leadership and innovation in the residential green building marketplace were honored at the annual LEED Homes Awards.

USGBC partnering to expand green home building in India

USGBC partnering to expand green home building in India

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its certification body Green Business Certification Inc.

New LEED pilot credit focuses on human health risks

New LEED pilot credit focuses on human health risks

A new LEED pilot credit, Building Material Human Hazard & Exposure Assessment, encourages project teams and manufacturers to assess human health related exposure scenarios for products during their installation and use phases. “LEED v4, the latest version of the LEED...

Benefits of cool metal roofing for high performance homes

Benefits of cool metal roofing for high performance homes

Summer temperatures will be here  before you know it. But you don't have to  let your electricity bill give you sticker shock; keep your home cool with cool metal roofing. A cool metal roof is an essential component of an energy-efficient home.

Certified wood products now eligible for LEED credits

Certified wood products now eligible for LEED credits

Building owners are ready to take advantage of the new U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) opportunity for users of the LEED rating system to earn credit for use of wood products certified under multiple recognized forest certification standards. Spokespersons for...

Global green building expected to double every 3 years

Global green building expected to double every 3 years

Emerging economies like Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and South Africa will be engines of green growth.

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.

High performance green home will rise in Louisville's geothermal community

High performance green home will rise in Louisville's geothermal community

The Proud Green Home of Louisville will be sited in one of the largest geothermal residential communities in the United States.

Illinois leads the Top 10 list of states for LEED green building

Illinois leads the Top 10 list of states for LEED green building

The per-capita list highlights states throughout the country that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation.

High-rise retro-fit earns LEED Gold in Philadelphia

High-rise retro-fit earns LEED Gold in Philadelphia

The zero-carbon-footprint redesign saves an estimated 15 million pounds of CO2 each year – the equivalent of the emissions from 1,200 motor vehicles.

Affordable housing complex earns LEED with solar power and water heating

Affordable housing complex earns LEED with solar power and water heating

The LEED Platinum status was achieved, in part, thanks to the solar water heating and solar photovoltaic systems.

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