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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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White House Recognizes Kids Leading Green Schools Movement

July 14, 2011

A diverse group of young people who are advancing green schools within their communities were recently invited to meet with White House officials and offer insight into the role of youth in the green schools movement. Every week, the White House recognizes a group of local leaders who are helping America win the future as Champions of Change, and this week's award highlights the efforts of student green school leaders who are inspiring larger community action.

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It’s Green Building Code, Standard and Rating System Public Review Season!

July 13, 2011

Sharpen your #2 pencils and get out your thick red pen. There's a lot going on this summer in the technical development of green building codes, standards and rating systems, and we need your input.

We'll put up some more detail about each of these processes in the near future, but here's a quick overview of what's to come:

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