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USGBC Students: A New Vision for USGBC and Generation Next

August 1, 2011

We don't need to convince college students there are problems with the built environment around them. This is a generation of sustainability natives born into a changing planet.

They grew up with Asthma, taking steroids for their lungs and with inhalers in their pockets, all because of the unhealthy built environments they have been living and learning in. They are ready to change the poor conditions they have grown accustomed to.

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Second Public Comment Period Now Open for Update to USGBC’s LEED Green Building Program

August 1, 2011

Draft of LEED 2012 features updated language, scorecards; Reflects 6,000 public comments and recommendations collected

Washington, DC – (August 1, 2011) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) opened the second public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to its LEED green building rating system. The comment period, which will close on September 14, 2011, is the next step in the continuous improvement process and on-going development of the LEED program.

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Impact Our Movement: Self-Nomination Period Open for USGBC Board of Directors

July 29, 2011

Each year the USGBC member community has a special opportunity to influence USGBC's future leadership, governance and strategic direction by electing its national Board members. The Nominations and Election Process for the 2012 Board of Directors - culminating in electing five national Board members to serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2012 - is officially underway. On behalf of the Nominating Working Group, I encourage you to participate in some important ways.

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Grab Your Camera and Tell Us: What’s NEXT?

July 27, 2011

When I envision the future, I see a world in which the benefits of green building are experienced everywhere: From Houston to Haiti, from rural villages to bustling metropolises, from homes to high-rises.

That's my idea for what's next in green building and global success. What is yours?

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New Fact Sheet: Principles for reforming the tax deduction for efficient commercial buildings to create 77,000 new jobs and slash energy bills

July 21, 2011

Today USGBC released a fact sheet on the principles for reforming the existing tax deduction for energy efficient commercial buildings, Section 179D, which have united the commercial building industry and environmental advocates in their push to create jobs and slash commercial building energy consumption. These reforms could create 77,000 jobs across the US economy.

You can view the fact sheet here.

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