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USGBC gets Google grant to promote health

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has received a $3 million grant from Google that it hopes will will catalyze the transformation of the building materials industry and accelerate the creation of healthier indoor environments. “Healthy, non-toxic building materials are … Continue reading

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Twitter co-founder, ‘Morning Joe’ hosts headline Greenbuild

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, Inc. will headline this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco Nov. 14-16. Registration is now open for the U.S. Green Building … Continue reading

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Water efficiency focus of 9th Annual AltBuild Conference

The 9th annual Alternative Building Materials & Design Expo (AltBuild) comes to the the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium May 11-12. Presented by the City of Santa Monica and the U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles, AltBuild is considered the largest and … Continue reading

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LEED-certified green building projects hit 12,000 mark

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced that the 12,000th commercial project has earned LEED certification. The LEED green building program was launched in 2000. “Twelve years after the first 12 projects earned LEED certification, the green building community … Continue reading

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USGBC, Home Depot launch green database

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and The Home Depot have launched an online green home products database. The database consists of a microsite within homedepot.com that features products geared toward green home building, many of which may contribute towards … Continue reading

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Credits introduced into LEED Pilot Credit Library

The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) next update to the LEED green building program, LEED 2012, will include various updates to credits within the LEED Pilot Credit Library. As a flexible, interactive mechanism for testing proposed credits in the marketplace, … Continue reading

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USGBC releases ‘Best of Green Schools 2011′ list

The U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools has released its inaugural Best of Green Schools 2011 list recognizing school administrators and government leaders in 10 categories for their efforts to create sustainable learning environments. The USGBC compiled the … Continue reading

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LEED buildings surpass new construction

LEED-certified existing buildings are outpacing their newly built counterparts, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). As of this month, square footage of LEED-certified existing buildings surpassed LEED-certified new construction by 15 million square feet on a cumulative basis. … Continue reading

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Paving the way to success

How do you make pavement greener? AZEK Building Products, maker of the VAST line of composite masonry products, thinks it has an answer. VAST Composite Permeable Pavers offer an alternative to concrete permeable pavers. They are made from up to … Continue reading

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Going green to make more green

When it comes to sustainable design and construction, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. That’s the philosophy behind LEED certification. Or as the USGBC puts it, “LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance … Continue reading

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