Tag Archives: U.S. Green Building Council

2011 USGBC Government Summit in Review: U.S. Navy and Marine Corp Commit to LEED Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) held their annual Government Summit in Washington D.C. last week. The conference brought public-sector building professionals together with private-sector contractors to advance the discussion of the government’s role in green building. According to the USGBC, green building has the potential to add $554 billion to the U.S. GDP, save […]

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How to Sustain Your LEED-Certified Building

Over one billion square feet of building space across America have received LEED certification since the program was launched. LEED certification recognizes that a building was “designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship […]

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Commercial Projects are Fastest Growing in Green Building

As of this week, the U.S. Green Building Council has certified one billion square feet of commercial building area. In a tough economy, green building is remarkable strong, particularly in the commercial sector. A third of all new non-residential construction is green, representing a $54 billion market opportunity. The U.S. green building market is up […]

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Predictions for LEED in Coming Years

Since the inception of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system in 2000, there has been a widespread development of green building practices in commercial, government and residential properties. LEED-certified buildings have helped to lower energy consumption, water consumption, CO2 emissions and material use across the board. “In 2009 alone, annual CO2 savings from […]

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