Since its founding in 2008, the Green Education Foundation has been building a comprehensive database of K-12 sustainability lessons that are free and easily accessible to educators worldwide. Thanks to a strong partnership with the Center for Green Sc…
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USGBC and GBC Brasil Urge Governments to “Build the Green Economy from the Ground Up” with Submission to Rio +20 Conference
On Oct. 31, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Green Building Council Brasil submitted a joint position paper on sustainability in the built environment for consideration of governments around the world and the U.N. governing body heading up next …
Greener, More Cohesive, More Vibrant Neighborhoods: Apply Now For Sustainable Communities Grant
Do you know of a community planning a development project with an eye toward sustainability? Spread the word: A new program providing no-cost technical assistance to select communities could help to turn that vision into action, and the application is …
Empire State Building and Tony Malkin Recognized as Leaders in Energy Efficiency
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By: Peter Lehner, Executive Director, NRDC
Last week the Empire State Building received the LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The award confirms what so many of us already know: This iconic skyscraper has become a model of energy efficiency and sustainability, and it is thanks to the dedication of its owner, Tony Malkin.
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Q&A with USGBC Green School Chapter Member Chris Tyler: How one Kentucky school cut energy at no cost
Chris Tyler is a sustainability engineer for Thermal Equipment Sales, and also sits on the board of directors for USGBC’s Kentucky chapter. Chris’ children attend Rosa Parks Elementary, a school that recently cut its energy usage by 47 percent with no additional cost to the school. They made these dramatic reductions by improving operations and educating teachers and students on energy reduction strategies.
Rachel on the Road: Interview with Rep. Sarbanes (D-MD)
Rachel Gutter, the director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, has taken her flip cam on the road to speak with everyone from teachers, parents and students to policy makers and leaders in sustainability, green buildin…
USGBC Students: A New Vision for USGBC and Generation Next
We don’t need to convince college students there are problems with the built environment around them. This is a generation of sustainability natives born into a changing planet.
They grew up with Asthma, taking steroids for their lungs and with inhaler…
Women Leading the Way at Small Liberal Arts College
An Interview with Susan Kidd, Sustainability Director, Agnes Scott College
Sustainability in higher education reaches milestone in Colorado
Auraria Higher Education Center Science Building Addition is 1,000th LEED certified campus project in the US.
Higher education reached a milestone earlier this year as the number of LEED™- certified campus projects reached 1,000 when the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) Science Building Addition in Denver, Colo., achieved LEED NC 2.2 Gold certification.