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New Alternative Compliance Paths Now Available for International LEED Projects

October 23, 2012
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Refined and expanded paths provide added flexibility, options for international projects pursuing LEED green building certification

Washington, DC – (Oct. 23, 2012) – A new set of Global Alternative Compliance Paths, or Global ACPs, are now available for all commercial projects pursuing LEED green building certification using the 2009 versions of the rating systems. Global ACPs offer a flexible method for projects around the world to demonstrate compliance with the LEED credits that are traditionally more challenging for projects outside of the U.S.

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Session Spotlight: Delivering on a City Vision

October 22, 2012
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Year of the Dragon. Summer of Love. Time-stamping cultural movements isn’t a new phenomenon, but the “Decade of Downtown” is.

Declared by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the Decade of Downtown heralds a shift toward developing San Antonio’s downtown neighborhoods. The only question that remains is: How?

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USGBC Announces LEED Fellow Class of 2012

October 18, 2012
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LEED Fellows represent the green building industry’s most accomplished professionals

Washington, DC – (Oct. 18, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today revealed the 2012 class of LEED Fellows. The LEED Fellow Program is the most prestigious designation for LEED Professionals, recognizing exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the rapidly growing community of LEED Professionals.

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Remembering Malcom Lewis, USGBC Board Member and Green Building Visionary

October 18, 2012
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The passing of former USGBC board member and visionary green building leader Malcolm Lewis is a painful reminder that while we pass through this earth in a blink of time, we can choose to leave a lasting legacy. Alex Wilson at BuildingGreen captures Malcolm with the warmth and insight we always look to Alex for and with his permission, we share his thoughts with you. - Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, USGBC

Our friend and mentor, Malcolm Lewis, has passed away. Malcolm Lewis will be sorely missed.

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Excel Promotes Sustainability for Green Apple Day of Service

October 17, 2012
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On Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, Excel Dryer Inc., manufacturer of the energy-efficient XLERATOR® hand dryer, joined thousands of organizations around the world in helping to create healthier learning environments for kids. For the inaugural Green Apple Day of Service, Excel Dryer teamed up with a long-time community organization with which it has an ongoing partnership.

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Tour the Future: Bay Area Leaders in Green Schools & Colleges

October 16, 2012
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A green education hub, many of the nation’s most sustainable K-12 schools and colleges are within quick reach of central San Francisco. These institutions and communities have graciously opened their doors to Greenbuild attendees, offering tour-goers a rare insider’s view of the secrets behind the successes at a great group of youth spaces, as well as the deep green buildings & policies of University of California Berkeley, Mills College and Stanford University.

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Like a Bolt Out of the Blue

October 15, 2012
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How Local Leaders are Charting the Road to Resilience

A perfect storm…

It’s not just a good book title.

We’ve got a doozy brewing right before our eyes.

We have major, I mean major, infrastructure deficiencies that are only getting worse.

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