June 18, 2013 in Policy and Advocacy
June 17, 2013 in LEED
Behind every achievement or milestone, there’s a leader. In this case, it’s a group of them. USGBC is excited to announce that we’ve been working with a dedicated group of industry professionals from the manufacturing sector to create more opportunities for greener, healthier, more efficient manufacturing facilities.
June 14, 2013 in Industry
Target’s first round of stores in Canada receives LEED certification, Chain Store Age. Congratulations to Target, which certified its first 24 stores in Ontario through the LEED Volume Program. Target is aiming for certification for all 124 stores it will open in Canada this year.
June 14, 2013 in Green Schools
On June 3-4, nearly 30 state legislators traveled to Washington, D.C. for the 2013 Green Schools State Legislative Summit. Hosted by the Center for Green Schools at USGBC, the workshop brought together lawmakers and critical stakeholders from the education sector for two days of idea generation, best-practice sharing and communications training to advance the benefits of healthy, high-performing schools in communities across the country.
June 13, 2013 in LEED
In May 2011, I graduated from Farmingdale State College with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Prior to graduation, I was an intern at a consulting engineering firm. I was confident that through my internship I would be offered a fulltime position upon graduating, but unfortunately I was not.
That’s when I realized I needed to differentiate myself from other recent graduates.
June 13, 2013 in LEED
What's your name and title at USGBC?
Doug Gatlin, VP, LEED & Product Management
How long have you been at USGBC?
I joined the staff at USGBC in early 2006, back when there were only a few hundred LEED-certified projects, LEED was just a toddler then, and the staff organization was about 40 people.
Where's your hometown?
USGBC Joins Institute for Professional and Executive Development and Enterprise Community Partners to Co-Host Affordable Housing Summit at Greenbuild
June 12, 2013 in Greenbuild
Washington, D.C. – (June 12, 2013) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced it will once again join Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) and the Institute for Professional and Executive Development (IPED), an affiliate of Nixon Peabody LLP, to co-host the Affordable Housing Summit at Greenbuild.
June 12, 2013 in Green Schools
June 11, 2013 in LEED
Quick - what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you want to understand a credit? The reference guide. It's like the rating system content is your trusty automobile and the reference guide is your owner's manual that helps you figure out how to use everything.
June 10, 2013 in Industry
“We’re looking for more experience.”
Those five gut-wrenching words are the bane of every entry-level professional seeking gainful employment. It’s the classic chicken-and-egg scenario that all young graduates face -- how does one gain experience without an opportunity to gain said experience?