USGBC extends LEED 2009 deadline

USGBC extends LEED 2009 deadline

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016.

 Materials transparency takes center stage at Greenbuild 2014

Materials transparency takes center stage at Greenbuild 2014

At Greenbuild 2014, one of the hot topics was materials transparency as part of LEED v4 that launched last year.

First LEED v4 Platinum home will go to New Orleans neighborhood

First LEED v4 Platinum home will go to New Orleans neighborhood

Aiming to be the first LEED v4 Platinum home, and created in collaboration with LivingHomes, Make It Right and the International Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Insititute, the home will be presented to Make It Right Foundation for placement in...

Communities worldwide join USGBC’s Green Apple Day of Service

Communities worldwide join USGBC’s Green Apple Day of Service

The third annual Green Apple Day of Service, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, brought together hundreds of thousands of volunteers participating in 3,760 service projects in all 50 states and in 42 countries throughout the world.

Data shows energy efficiency pays off for multifamily housing operator

Data shows energy efficiency pays off for multifamily housing operator

Jamboree Housing Corporation reports that, based on an internal review of its 2013 operating expenses, the combination of energy efficient design and advanced construction techniques used in its newer developments does, in fact, reduce utility costs.

USGBC names 2014 Best of Buildings awards

USGBC names 2014 Best of Buildings awards

The Best of Building Awards celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building.

USGBC and ACC to work together on LEED

USGBC and ACC to work together on LEED

Two organizations formerly at odds on the future of green buildings standards in the United States will cooperate in a new initiative to ensure the use of a technical and science-based approach to environmentally protective products.

New Oregon construction energy standards will pay off for builders and homeowners

New Oregon construction energy standards will pay off for builders and homeowners

New construction energy standards for Oregon went into effect July 1, 2014 and far exceed the building requirements of the last decade.

International green home builder debuts US projects

International green home builder debuts US projects

A homebuilder based in China will invest more than $1 billion in the U.S. housing market, building single- and multi-family homes with green features in some of the hottest markets.

Building groups collaborate on green construction code and LEED

Building groups collaborate on green construction code and LEED

Leading building industry groups have agreed to coordinate development of the International Green Construction Code and LEED to offer a comprehensive system of regulatory and voluntary leadership tools for jurisdictions.

  Net Zero test home ends the year with energy to spare

Net Zero test home ends the year with energy to spare

After one of the toughest winters in recent years, the net-zero energy test house in suburban Washington, D.C., not only absorbed winter's best shot, it came out on top, reaching its one-year anniversary on July 1 with enough surplus energy to power an electric car for about 1,440 miles.

 Affordable green townhomes tap solar power to reduce costs

Affordable green townhomes tap solar power to reduce costs

An 18-unit townhouse development provides green living in affordable housing for low-income residents of North Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Fairmount Avenue Townhomes were designed for the Chattanooga Housing Authority to provide low-income housing in the desirable North Chattanooga Neighborhood. HK Architects...

Early registration opens for Green Homes Summit 2014

Early registration opens for Green Homes Summit 2014

Sign up for the Green Homes Summit, August 22-23 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to learn the latest and best information regarding green home building.

How does your state rank? LEED names top states for Certified Homes

How does your state rank? LEED names top states for Certified Homes

The number of LEED-certified green housing units more than doubled between 2011 and 2012 and the number continues to grow steadily.

Six World Cup stadiums achieve LEED certification

Six World Cup stadiums achieve LEED certification

Six World Cup stadiums have achieved LEED certification, including South America’s largest stadium, Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro.

 Canada tops international LEED adoption

Canada tops international LEED adoption

Canada stands as the largest international market for LEED green buildings and boasts more square meters of LEED-certified space than any other nation outside the United States, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Green Building Council...

Sustainability literacy graduation requirement is USGBC’s goal for 2040

Sustainability literacy graduation requirement is USGBC’s goal for 2040

National education initiative aims to help schools operate sustainably while students learn about it.

Applications open for 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods grants

Applications open for 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods grants

Fourteen LEED for Neighborhood Development Projects will receive funding and resources through the 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program.

A green home in Houston will beat the heat with net-zero efficiency

A green home in Houston will beat the heat with net-zero efficiency

A home in Houston will stay cool through the hottest months of summer without paying a dime for electricity. That's the goal for a new 4,500 square-foot home that will offer energy self-sufficiency without sacrifice. The home -- dubbed SmartLux...

USGBC launches real-time green building data resource

USGBC launches real-time green building data resource

To give building professionals and the public an understanding of the impact of LEED projects in each state, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched its new online data visualization resource that highlights real-time green building data for each state in the U.S.

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