LEED Certified building space reaches 3 billion square feet

LEED Certified building space reaches 3 billion square feet

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED certification around the globe. "This milestone is the result of leaders across our industry making the business and environmental case for...

USGBC outlines plan for sustainability education

USGBC outlines plan for sustainability education

Leaders in the sustainability movement unveiled a plan to boost sustainability literacy in U.S. schools The Center for Green Schools at the U.S.

Illinois tops LEED green building states

Illinois tops LEED green building states

Illinois, Maryland and Virginia were the top three states that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. The USGBC released its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system.

The ACE Mentor Program and U.S. Green Building Council inspire future designers to go green

The ACE Mentor Program and U.S. Green Building Council inspire future designers to go green

Over the past 5 years the ACE Mentor Program (ACE) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have collaborated to stimulate aspiring design and construction industry professionals to pursue careers in the industry and to go green. ACE (www.acementor.org) is...

USGBC certifies 50,000th green housing unit under LEED for Homes

USGBC certifies 50,000th green housing unit under LEED for Homes

Green home building reaches a signficant milestone.

The future of green building Part 2 (video)

The future of green building Part 2 (video)

Green building experts give their views on green building in the next 5 to 15 years.

The Future of Green Building - Part 2

The Future of Green Building - Part 2

At Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, Gary Wollenhaupt, editorial director of ProudGreenHome.com, talked to leaders from some of the key companies involved in the green building movement. We asked them what they thought was the future of green building in the next 5 to 15 years. Here are their answers.   See The Future of Green Building - Part 1.

David Gottfried's 'Explosion Green' chronicles the growth of green building councils (video)

David Gottfried's 'Explosion Green' chronicles the growth of green building councils (video)

David Gottfried was on the ground floor of the green building movement, as one of the founders of the U.S.

A look back at the top blogs of 2013

A look back at the top blogs of 2013

ACEs share their unique green building expertise.

USGBC certifies 20,000th LEED commercial project

USGBC certifies 20,000th LEED commercial project

The movement for healthier, high-performing buildings has reached a new milestone, as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) issued the 20,000th LEED certification for a commercial project. In December 2013, USGBC’s Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) certified the offices and...

Greenbuild interview - David Gottfried

Greenbuild interview - David Gottfried

David Gottfried, one of the founders of the U.S. Green Building Council and the World Green Building Council, talks about his book Explosion Green that chronicles the twenty-year story of the global green building movement. David shares his unique perspective...

Wisconsin home grabs green building certifications

Wisconsin home grabs green building certifications

Wisconsin’s winters won’t have much of an impact on this new home, as it made the grade for LEED for Home Platinum certification as well as Passive House. Designed by Sturgeon Bay architect Virge Temme, the home was the 7th...

Inspired at Greenbuild

Inspired at Greenbuild

"Sustainability has to be a key goal for building strong at home again. Green builders are an integral part of getting the country on the right path to what Americans deserve." Hillary Clinton’s words of truth rang loudly through the...

Bio-Microbics solves water treatment challenges

Bio-Microbics solves water treatment challenges

At Greenbuild 2013, Bio-Microbics CEO Bob Rebori talks about the the importance of simple, affordable waste water treatment and water recycling for green buildings.

LEED v4 launches to accelerate adoption of green building practices (video)

LEED v4 launches to accelerate adoption of green building practices (video)

The latest version of LEED adds new impact categories, new market sectors and an emphasis on outcomes.

USGBC unveils LEED v4

USGBC unveils LEED v4

Scot Horst, senior vice president of LEED, USGBC, talks about LEED v4 that was announced at Greenbuild in Philadelphia in November 2013.

GSA recommends LEED and Green Globes for federal buildings

GSA recommends LEED and Green Globes for federal buildings

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has issued its recommendation on the federal government’s use of third party green building certification systems. GSA is required by law to issue a recommendation to the Department of Energy (DOE) on how the...

West Virginia scores first LEED Platinum home (photos)

West Virginia scores first LEED Platinum home (photos)

Sutainable design created to allow future generations to be able to meet their energy and resource needs.

LEED remains preferred rating systems for federal buildings

LEED remains preferred rating systems for federal buildings

The General Services Administration (GSA) concluded again today that the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system can and should be used in government buildings to advance energy efficiency and to save taxpayers’ money. GSA issued its...

Study reveals 4.3 million people work and live in LEED-certified buildings

Study reveals 4.3 million people work and live in LEED-certified buildings

According to a recent study by the U.S Green Building Council about 4.3 million people people live and work in LEED-certified buildings, while more than 6.2 million people experience a LEED-certified project every day. The USGBC released its inaugural LEED...

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