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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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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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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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California: Leading the Way on Green and Well-Performing Buildings

by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) By Dan Burgoyne, Sustainability Manager, California Department of General Services / LEED Fellow / Board member, U.S. Green Building Council / Member, LEED Materials & Resources Technical Advisory Group. Green building has long been part of California’s approach to a wide array of energy, water, environment, and …

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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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2030 Districts: Communities Collaborating to Reach Inspirational Goals with Measured Performance

by GBIG Insight If buildings are a major contributor to climate change, then what’s the solution? Reductions in energy use, water use, and transportation emissions, of course. But, how do we know how far we have to go, how fast – and how will we know when we as an industry …

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Revealed: LEED-Certified Apartments Earn 9% Higher Rents

by GBIG Insight In working with the commercial real estate industry on sustainable and energy efficient (SEE) real estate, one of the most frequent inquiries we receive is: why should I pay to certify my property as “green,” when I can instead use the funds required for certification to better improve …

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Biophilia grows in Silicon Valley

The Central and Wolfe development in Sunnyvale by Molly Miller So, you are at work at your Silicon Valley tech company and you have to go to the quarterly All Hands meeting. Do you grab a shuttle and go offsite to the nearby fairgrounds for the meeting? Or head to the …

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Chevy helps school an Oregon campus on carbon credits

Content Attributes Content Title: Chevy helps school an Oregon campus on carbon credits Display Date: September 04, 2014 Content Short Description: Southern Oregon University puts LEED-certified buildings and other green commitments to extra use with a carbon credit system. Full Content: Just as industry can learn much from academia, so, …

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Report: Carbon Credits Bring $664 a Ton of Additional Benefits to Local Communities

Offsetting one ton of carbon dioxide brings an additional $664 in benefits to the communities where carbon reduction projects are based, according to new research by Imperial College London and the International Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Alliance (ICROA). Unlocking The Hidden Value of Carbon Offsetting shows how purchasing carbon credits …

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