Tag: USGBC

What We Saw at Greenbuild

As we expected, Greenbuild 2012 did not disappoint. Whether or not you followed our recommendations on making the most of the conference, we hope that you found great value in the forums, expo hall, green building tours and networking. Here’s a bit of what we saw at this year’s Greenbuild. The U.S. Green Building Council’s … Continued

How to make the most of Greenbuild

Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo focused on green building and sustainability related to the built environment is coming to San Francisco in just a few weeks (November 14-16). It’s important for anyone involved in the green building industry to consider the options for participation in this once-a-year opportunity, whether by attending the full … Continued

2 Billion and Counting…

The announcement last week by the USGBC that 2 billion square feet of commercial space has been LEED certified is not only awe-inspiring but also confirms that the green building movement has more than just taken root, it is flourishing. The USGBC also reported that it certifies 2 million square feet of commercial space a … Continued

Unveiling LEED 2012

Planning is underway for the latest version of the USGBC LEED Rating System, which is slated for release in November 2012. This third version of the system has LEED consultants and users eager for a more robust and technically intuitive system than the current version, which was last updated in 2009. While the system will … Continued

The Future of Sustainability in the Built Environment

Green building has flourished despite the down economy of the past few years. With one-third of all new non-residential construction built using green design and construction methods and a three-fold increase in non-residential construction starts for green projects over the next five years (see Green Outlook 2011: Green Trends Driving Growth, McGraw Hill Construction), the … Continued