28 Aug '14, 2pm

Can there ever be true peace? @AmChemistry and @USGBC announce ceasefire on #LEED attacks.

Can there ever be true peace? @AmChemistry and @USGBC announce ceasefire on #LEED attacks.

Chemical Industry, USGBC Announce Ceasefire After years of anti-LEED lobbying, the American Chemistry Council says it wants to work to make LEED better. By Paula Melton Two great tastes that taste great together? Or a recipe for disaster? Time will tell, sustainable design leaders opine. It looked more like a headline from BuildingGreen’s April Fool’s issue than one from an official press release : “USGBC and ACC to Work Together to Advance LEED.” Nonetheless, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) have confirmed the news is real—so what’s going on behind the scenes? Combining expertise “Obviously, we had some concerns with LEED v4 and the building materials credits,” Anne Kolton, ACC’s vice president of communications, told EBN . (For background, see Chemical Industry Attacks LEED: BuildingGreen Checks the Facts .) While trying to...

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A message from @rickfedrizzi on working with @AmChem to advance #LEED:

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usgbc.org 28 Aug '14, 11pm

For those of you who attended the Greenbuild opening plenary last year, you’ll remember I asked everyone – green building ...

The USGBC shares info about cleaning your home ...

usgbc.org 29 Aug '14, 6pm

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“Four More Years!” State policymakers rack up wins for green building:

“Four More Years!” State policymakers rack up w...

usgbc.org 29 Aug '14, 6pm

Last week, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) gathered for their largest ever policy summit. The issu...

Attacks on #LEED continue in House spending bill.

Attacks on #LEED continue in House spending bill.

buildinggreen.com 27 Aug '14, 2pm

Attacks on LEED Continue in House Spending Bill Some lawmakers want government agencies to justify green building and chan...

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The @USGBC and @AmChemistry team up to advance ...

edcmag.com 05 Sep '14, 7pm

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced a new initiative designed to en...

Healthy homes shouldn't be considered luxury items — everyone deserves one: #socialequity @USGBC

Healthy homes shouldn't be considered luxury it...

usgbc.org 27 Aug '14, 4pm

A few weeks back I presented the case for why you should care whether or not your home is green , highlighting a recent st...

USGBC is hiring a Project Manager for Education...

usgbc.org 05 Sep '14, 8pm

The Education Partner Project Manager is responsible for managing and tracking the implementation of USGBC Education Partn...

We’re excited to announce that entries for the 2015 Webby...

We’re excited to announce that entries for the ...

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Enter your best work across Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, Mobile Sites & Apps, and Social . We’v...

The latest issue of our member magazine is out. Not a member? You can still pick up a copy here:

The latest issue of our member magazine is out....

usgbc.org 03 Sep '14, 4pm

USGBC+, the membership magazine of the U.S. Green Building Council, explores the life and work of the people who design an...

Israel Credits 'Gloves Off' Targeting for Latest Cease-fire in Gaza

Israel Credits 'Gloves Off' Targeting for Lates...

defensenews.com 30 Aug '14, 8pm

TEL AVIV — After 11 collapsed cease-fires in 50 days of war, Israel had to employ “extraordinary escalation,” a general of...

Scatec Solar and Norfund announce new renewable...

renewableenergyfocus.com 02 Sep '14, 6pm

Scatec Solar, the integrated independent solar power producer, has signed a partnership agreement with Norfund, the Norweg...