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Benefits of Green Homebuilding

July 27, 2012
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Photo credit: Rob Moody
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Apartment Rent Premiums by Attribute

Benefits of LEED-Certified Homes: Savings, Value, Well-Being, Trusted

Savings: Reducing Energy & Water Consumption

The typical household spends about $2,150 a year on residential energy bills1.

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About Greenbuild

July 27, 2012
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When: Oct. 22-24, 2014

Where: New Orleans Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA

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Share Your Campus Story, Receive Recognition for Your Efforts

July 27, 2012

While summer brings a quieter time on campus in some respects, we at the Center for Green School know that summers are also hectic times for new construction, renovations and maintenance projects across campus. If your campus has been undertaken innovative sustainability projects that you are proud of over the last year, you should consider submitting your story to one of two places:

    1. The Innovation in Green Building Award – Deadline is today, July 27

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LEED-Certified Building Stock Swells to Two Billion Square Feet Worldwide

July 26, 2012
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Healthy, high-performing buildings continue to crop up in every corner of the world

Washington, DC – (July 26, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced that the total footprint of commercial projects certified under its LEED green building program surpassed two billion square feet. An additional seven billion square feet is currently in the pipeline across the globe as registered projects.

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Teaching our USGBC Family the Importance of the "Where"

July 26, 2012

This week, I’ve had the pleasure of spending my time in San Antonio, Texas with some of the most engaged members of our USGBC family for our annual mid-year meeting. These folks are the heartbeat of the green building community – the lifeblood of our movement. And the mid-year meeting serves as a way to celebrate their many victories and vision into the future.

I told this audience at my opening remarks on Tuesday night that we have some very important work to do in the coming months. The stakes have never been so high, the opportunities never been so tremendous.

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Green Apple Day of Service (But Were Afraid to Ask)

July 26, 2012
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Hello San Antonio! The Center for Green Schools team arrived this week in the great state of Texas for USGBC’s annual mid-year meeting, chatting with our most engaged stakeholders about Green Apple and the Day of Service. It’s been inspiring to hear how engaged so many of our leaders are planning to be on Sept. 29, and what they’ve already done to promote this day.

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About LEED

July 25, 2012
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What is LEED? LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

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