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This Will Be The Largest "Passive House" Apartment Complex In The World

The 162 apartments of Heidelberg Village all will use just a tiny fraction of the energy necessary to heat and cool “normal” houses. The 162 apartments of Heidelberg Village all will use just a tiny fraction of the energy necessary to heat and cool “normal” houses. Sitting on a piece …

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Green BuildingGreen RoofLiving Building Challenges

How to Choose the Right Plants and Take Care of A Green Roof

by Glenn Meyers The results of a five year study by the Chicago Botanic Garden list nine plants rated “excellent” and 67 rated “good” for use in a green roof environment. Meanwhile, Sasha Aguilera, Design Consultant for Xeroflor Canada, an industry leader in pre-vegetated roofing, has put together some suggestions for green roof maintenance …

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Revealed: the Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Certification in 2015 [infographic]

by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) There are LEED projects in more than 150 countries and territories, representing every continent except for Antarctica. LEED is being used in highly industrialized nations and newly developing ones, and LEED is helping to demonstrate the enormous power and potential of the emerging green economy. …

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New Exec Course Urges Connection of Green Building with Health Promotion

Posted by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) The built environment has profound effects on human health and the world around us. Human capital costs typically account for 90% of business operating costs and most people spend 90% of their time indoors; so the built environment has the potential to deeply impact …

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Leaders Turn to LEED in the Sichuan Province of China

By Morgan Bulman, Communications & Media Relations Intern. In late June, a delegation from the Sichuan Province of China took time out of their busy schedules while touring the U.S. to visit the USGBC Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and discuss sustainable development in their region. Sichuan Province, home to 80 million people …

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Where to Learn Sustainable Construction Techniques Suitable For the Middle East Region

Meet USGBC Education Partner the Qatar Green Building Council Interviewed by Melanie Share, Project Manager, Education Platforms, U.S. Green Building Council. The Qatar GBC’s aim is to promote planned and feasible sustainable development by collaborating with industry leaders and experts to define a set of environmental and green building best practice guidelines based …

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Which Country Has the Most LEED-Rated Green Homes Outside of the U.S. and Canada?

  Two LEED-certified ‘green’ homes at the corner of Chase and Fergus in Northside, Cincinnati, OH. Photo by Wholtone by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) A home is more than just shelter: homes are the most important buildings in our lives. We think that every building should be a green building—but especially homes. Why? …

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Meet Some of the Greenest Schools on Earth [PHOTOS]

Students at the International School of Choueifat in Lebanon display their certificates of participation in Green Apple. by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) We hope you enjoy the photos here featuring images from several of the schools nominated for the 2015 Greenest School on Earth award. In April we announced …

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How EU Financial Capital, Italy’s Lombardy Region, Is Embracing the LEED Building Efficiency Standard

By Joseph Crea, Director, International Marketing and Communications Nestled in the northwest part of Italy, Lombardy is one of 20 administrative regions in Italy, and more than 10 million people call it home. In the aftermath of World War II, the region, Milan in particular, rose to prosperity when its …

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How to Create A Sustainable Community with Public Works [infographic]

by Kiva Bottero Communities both big and small are having a sustainable makeover in order to reduce energy demand, utilize renewable power, and lessen their environmental impact. This infographic provides an in-depth look at sustainable communities, highlighting their environmental necessity, as well as their financial practicality. Source: Screen reader version: Sustainability is …