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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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Session Spotlight: The Role of Green Buildings in Economic Recovery

October 12, 2012
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661,000: That's how many architects, engineers and contractors reported having green jobs last fall in a McGraw-Hill Construction study.

Beyond the positive environmental and health benefits of green buildings, we also know they’re an economic driver in a down economy. In an economy where construction activity is at an all time low, green building construction has remained strong and even grown in several sectors.

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Emerging Professionals Lead the Charge for Project Haiti

October 12, 2012
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Following the devastating Haitian earthquake in 2010, USGBC committed to building a LEED Platinum orphanage in Port-au-Prince, providing a safe, healthy and positive future for the children of Haiti. To date, nearly $734,000 has been raised towards the building of the orphanage. Recently, USGBC Emerging Professionals took on the cause, leading fundraising initiatives across the US to help meet the million-dollar fundraising goal.

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