Posts Tagged ‘ USGBC ’

Federal Uncertainty Isn’t Stopping Progress

May 15th, 2017

Uncertainty continues to be the theme. Who knows what will happen next when it comes to federal funding? Your guess is as good as mine. But by the end of June we’ll have some more answers when Congress submits its FY 2018 budget. What I am seeing is that today’s unknowns are not stopping progress […]

USGBC Lists Top 10 States for LEED

Jan 25th, 2017

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the Top 10 States for LEED, an annual ranking that highlights states throughout the U.S.  that made significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation over the past year. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the world’s most widely used and recognized green […]

USGBC Ranks Top 10 Countries for LEED

Dec 15th, 2016

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced the Top 10 Countries for LEED, which highlights countries outside of the United States that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and market transformation. These countries represent thegrowing international demand for LEED green buildings. This year, China moved from second to first on the […]

Mahesh Ramanujam Named USGBC President and CEO

Nov 18th, 2016

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors announced this week that Mahesh Ramanujam has completed the transition into his new role as president and CEO of USGBC. He will also serve as president and CEO of USGBC’s sister organization, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Formerly USGBC’s COO, Ramanujam takes the reins from Rick […]

Prestige vs. Savings: A Tipping Point for Green Certification

Nov 14th, 2016

Since its inception in 2000, LEED has become the clear leader in green building certification. With more than 80,000 certified projects globally, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) continues to push the envelope with its version 4, which demands that projects be 14 percent more efficient than previous versions. The new criteria will make it […]

New LEED Building Credit Aims to Stop Illegal Logging

Apr 7th, 2016

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has issued a LEED alternative compliance path (ACP) that recognizes wood and paper from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Program as part of an integrated approach to encouraging environmentally responsible forest management and eliminating illegally harvested wood from the building material’s supply chain — including the door and window […]

USGBC Honors Rehau Montana Ecosmart House

Mar 1st, 2016

The Rehau Montana ecosmart house, which features Pleotint LLC’s technology, recently was honored by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its Montana chapter as a Sustainability Award winner. The annual Sustainability Award focuses specifically on the products and processes put forth on a building. The windows installed on this structure included Pleotint’s Suntuitive dynamic glass featuring […]

At Greenbuild, The Buzzword is ‘Sustainability’

Nov 19th, 2015

The 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo opened on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., with famous faces evangelizing about sustainability and a greater emphasis on residential construction. Director James Cameron, who created two of the highest-grossing movies of all time with Titanic and Avatar, was the star attraction of the opening session. He sat down for […]

Report: U.S. Green Building Market Should See Strong Growth

Nov 13th, 2015

The U.S. market for green building materials reached nearly $43.8 billion in  2014, and it’s expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9 percent to nearly $69 billion into 2019, according to a new report from BCC Research, a market research company based in Wellesley, Mass. Structural materials will increase from nearly $28.7 billion in […]

A New CEO Means New Hope for USGBC

Sep 14th, 2015

Congress returned from recess with a full plate, including federal budget issues and the Iran nuclear deal. It’s safe to say that fenestration priorities will be on the back burner for now, but that doesn’t mean progress isn’t being made elsewhere. Over the years, I’ve been pretty vocal about the lack of transparency and disturbing […]