USGBC and Qatar GBC Highlight Importance of Green Buildings alongside UN Climate Negotiations at Msheireb Enrichment Centre

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(Doha, Qatar – Dec. 4, 2012) – In conjunction with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Eighteenth Conference of Parties (COP18), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) hosted a joint event at Msheireb Enrichment Centre,highlighting the growth of green building construction throughout the world, with a focus on Doha and the greater Middle East region.

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USGBC Chapters Lead Sustainability Initiatives in Convention Cities

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USGBC's Charlotte Region Chapter worked with partners to build "Legacy House"

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USGBC's Florida Gulf Coast chapter at Tampa's events
USGBC's Florida Gulf Coast chapter at Tampa's events, with Senator Latvala

As host cities for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, Tampa, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. were gathering spots for the nation’s political elite – both being a mecca for U.S. policy-makers. For USGBC chapters in these areas, this was a prime opportunity to educate and engage policy-makers on sustainability initiatives.

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Demonstrating the Benefits of Green, Inclusive Housing at the UN Climate Talks

COP-17 has made me proud to be South African for several reasons. First, hosting of the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) here in Durban, South Africa, has helped to remind the world that the impacts of climate change are already dis…