Green Jobs Summit at Greenbuild 2011 Calls for Mobilization around this Common Sense Economic Solution

The hustle and bustle of Greenbuild 2011 is now behind us, and we’ve all returned to our respective homes and jobs to continue “troublemaking.”
And one area where we need to continue to stir the pot is green jobs. On the Tuesday of Greenbuild, we con…

USGBC President Rick Fedrizzi Elected Chair of World Green Building Council

Fedrizzi steps up in organization’s tenth year, with plans to strengthen and grow local councils, raise voice and visibility of global coalition

Washington, DC – (Oct. 24, 2011) – Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been elected chair of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). The WorldGBC is a coalition of green building councils from 89 countries around the world.

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Race to a Gigawatt!

*Knock Knock* That’s the sound of an RA stopping by to ensure you have committed to participating in Campus Conservation Nationals. CCN is the first nationwide electricity and water reduction competition on college and university campuses. Now in its second year, participating schools compete to achieve the greatest possible energy reductions in residence halls.

Last year, 120,000 students saved 500,000 kilowatt-hours in the first annual Campus Conservation Nationals.

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Accounting for Energy Efficiency: SAVE Act Would Improve Mortage Underwriting, Create Jobs, Save Household Money

On Wednesday, surrounded by leaders from business, construction, and real estate, USGBC joined Senator Michael Bennet (CO) and Senator Johnny Isakson (GA) to announce the introduction of bipartisan legislation to enhance the current mortgage underwriti…

Energy Efficiency in the States in 2012: Will You Help Your State Compete for Top Rank?

If you’ve ever wondered if government policy and advocacy can actually make a difference, consider this: Despite what you may often read in the papers, state governments are plowing ahead on making energy efficiency a reality. And as USGBC mentioned i…