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Greenbuild CE hours have been reported to GBCI

December 5, 2011

Continuing Education (CE) hours from Greenbuild 2011 sessions have been reported to GBCI and uploaded to Credential Maintenance Program accounts. All LEED Professionals who attended Greenbuild should log onto their My Credentials account to see if their courses have been successfully reported. Check in the ‘Pending CMP Activity’ section.

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Currently December Update: Center for Green Schools Fellowship Program

December 2, 2011

The most effective way to positively transform our learning environment is to ensure that school districts have the tools and resources to not only implement improvements to facilities and operations, but to maintain and scale them over the years. This sustained transformation simply cannot occur without a dedicated, internal champion who can change the culture of a school district from the inside.

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Center Spotlight: Pat Lane, USGBC Students Program Lead

December 1, 2011

Pat oversees USGBC Students, which recruits, connects and equips the next generation of green building leaders by empowering them to transform their campuses, communities and careers. In his role, Pat leads the effort and growth of the USGBC Students program and works directly with students to assist them in integrating sustainability themes into their coursework, advocating for sustainable university practices and policies and working toward becoming LEED accredited professionals.

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Dispatches from Durban: Climate Talks Can Impact Green Building Worldwide

November 28, 2011

This is the first in a series of blog entries covering the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-17) taking place Nov. 28-Dec. 9, 2011, in Durban, South Africa.

Yes…domestic politics do have consequences and we all need to understand the implications of our own important national policy challenges. But no…it is not possible to ignore the larger global issues that are not discussed rationally in the narrow context of our domestic political debates.

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November 2011 Green Schools Committee Digest

November 23, 2011

While many of us are turning the focus of our free time towards holiday preparation, sale-scouting and travel planning, USGBC’s volunteers continue to be hard at work on behalf of green schools. To learn more about the recent happenings of Green Schools Committees from coast-to-coast, be sure to check out this video from this summer’s Green Schools Committee Symposium.

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USGBC Launches App Lab

November 22, 2011

New applications to support the LEED certification process through the LEED Automation Program

Washington, DC – (Nov. 22, 2011) –The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has launched its online App Lab as part of its LEED Automation Program. The lab launched with eight applications, developed by LEED Automation Partners, and is designed for use with Internet browsers, tablets, smartphones and other devices.

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Q&A with Co-chair of the House High-Performance Building Caucus, Rep. Carnahan

November 22, 2011

Congressman Russ Carnahan of Missouri is a long-time supporter of green building initiatives, and the co-chair of the House High-Performance Building Caucus. Rep. Carnahan recently introduced a new bill, the High-Performance Federal Buildings Act. We sat down with Rep. Carnahan to discuss the work he has done on behalf of green building over the past years.

You founded and serve as a co-chair of the House High-Performance Building Caucus. Can you discuss the role of the caucus and why you have taken a leadership role on building efficiency issues?

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