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  • December 04, 2015 2:23 PM | Anonymous

    PARIS—The U.S. Green Building Council plans to commit to scaling green buildings to more than five billion square feet (478 million square meters) over the next five years through the LEED and EDGE green building rating systems. The council's commitment was made Thursday at Buildings Day, an official event at the United Nations climate negotiations conference known as COP21.

    "As we gather around the imperatives to address climate change at COP21, we know that buildings must continue be a key focus area for countries to reach carbon emissions reduction goals," said Roger Platt, president, USGBC. "By encouraging the use of green building rating systems like LEED and EDGE in both the public and private sectors, countries can log immediate and measurable reductions of these emissions as their building stock uses less energy and water, creates less waste, saves money and creates a healthier environment for everyone."

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  • December 04, 2015 12:07 PM | Anonymous

    The Impact of Green Buildings on Cognitive Function

    The indoor built environment plays a critical role in our overall well-being. We spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, and buildings have a unique ability to positively or negatively influence our health. This study was designed to simulate indoor environmental quality conditions in green and conventional buildings and evaluate the impacts on an objective measure of human performance—cognitive function.

    With a gift from United Technologies, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Health and the Global Environment worked with leading academic research institutions such as Syracuse University Center of Excellence—The Total Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory (TIEQ), and SUNY Upstate Medical School.

    Twenty-four participants spent six full work days in an environmentally-controlled office space at the TIEQ lab at the Syracuse Center of Excellence. They were exposed to conditions representative of conventional and green office buildings in the U.S., as well as green buildings with enhanced ventilation.

    Read more about the study at: http://www.chgeharvard.org/resource/impact-green-buildings-cognitive-function


  • November 04, 2015 4:28 PM | Anonymous

    Don't miss your opportunity to vote for your choices for the chapter board, if you are a CTGBC member in Good-standing.

    See Candidate Bios by clicking link.

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  • October 15, 2015 7:21 PM | Anonymous

    Become a Greenbuild Volunteer

    Do you want to go to Greenbuild for FREE!? If you are a minimum of 18 years of age and full time student OR a young professional age 25 and under then you are eligible to participate in USGBC’s volunteer program at Greenbuild. In return for eight hours of volunteering at our show, you will receive a free full conference pass to all education sessions.

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  • September 13, 2015 5:02 PM | Anonymous

    Informa Exhibitions and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) are pleased to announce a new, strategic partnership for 2015. NAHB has signed on to become one of three Greenbuild Top Tier Partners for 2015, in addition to AIA and BOMA.  Greenbuild will feature a variety of residential offerings at the 2015 event, inclusive of a residential product pavilion; a LEED v4 Platinum, net zero electricity demonstration home on the show floor and an extensive educational track. The residential track has increased to 15 sessions focused on both multi-family and single-family that runs Nov. 18-20 at the conference. Thursday, Nov. 19, is the primary residential day with 12 sessions taking place in three different time slots.

  • September 13, 2015 4:42 PM | Anonymous

    Washington, D.C.-  The USGBC Board of Directors has unanimously named USGBC COO Mahesh Ramanujam as the incoming CEO of USGBC.

    Mahesh will move into the role after Rick Fedrizzi, the visionary co-founder of USGBC and current CEO, steps down at the end of 2016.

     Read more about this transition 


  • July 16, 2015 1:51 PM | Anonymous

                                                

    San Diego - The 2015 Annual Community Advancement Summit, June 28 - July 2, 2015 was "part knowledge exchange, part inspirational infusion and part family re-union"  commented Rick Fedrizzi, CEO & Founding Chair, US Green Building Council.  "Converging is at the core of what we do at USGBC having convened thousands of passionate change makers, professional instigators and diverse partners and united them behind innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues.  Attendees were also up-dated on the pace and progress of USGBC's ongoing chapter integration initiatives. 



     

  • July 16, 2015 1:46 PM | Anonymous

    (BUSINESS WIRE)--After surviving a record-setting winter season, homeowners now must gear up for the summer heat and the costs that come with it. To save on their utility bills during the summer months, homeowners can simply put a few air conditioning (AC) maintenance and water-saving tips to use. Read tips

  • May 17, 2015 9:46 PM | Anonymous

    With the help of the Partners for Places grant program local governments and local philanthropies in North America can come together to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy, and well-being for all residents..

    Stamford 2030 is a grant recipient for 2015. 

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