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NYC Mayor Bloomberg, Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman and Political Commentator Cokie Roberts to Speak at Greenbuild 2011

Esteemed thought leaders to frame a Resiliency Agenda, solutions for changing the status quo during world's largest green building conference and expo

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States Powering New, Innovative Green Building Policy: A Review of This Year's State Activity

Despite a struggling economy that's putting tough budget constraints on states across the nation, the green building marketplace is driving innovation and competition, creating opportunity for savings and new jobs, and – bold though it may sound – our states are working overtime to help win the future.

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Encouraging Energy Efficiency: A Tax Fix Everyone Can Get Behind

Pretend you are a small business owner. You happen to own the building where your business is housed, which has helped you weather the recession. Things seem to be getting better, and you have the opportunity to make some investments in your company that could really pay off in the long run.

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State Lawmakers Convene in Celebration of Green Schools

Green schools were the focus of a reception with more than 60 attendees – mostly state lawmakers – at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) this past Tuesday, August 9.

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Ray Anderson: Great leader of our time passes

If there was a Dictionary of Green Building, Ray Anderson is whose picture you'd probably see alongside the word "leader." And I'm saddened to hear that he passed away yesterday, losing a heroic 20 month battle with cancer.

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Cities and States Take on Energy Benchmarking: New Report Highlights Opportunities and Needs for Building Energy Benchmarking

We have heard the old adage "You can't manage what you don't measure," more and more over the past few years. In line with that message, cities and states throughout the U.S. have begun to require measurement and reporting building energy consumption. With the right tools and strategies, we can leverage the focus on energy consumption to encourage action towards increased building operation efficiency nationwide.

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Director’s Corner: Summer’s No Break at the Center for Green Schools

It’s been a crazy-busy summer at the Center for Green Schools. In the fall, the Department of Education will release the criteria for their Green Ribbon Schools Award and we’ve been working closely with agency staff and our partner organizations to make sure public and private schools have everything they need to submit applications come winter.

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What does Korean Fried Chicken have to do with the LEED International Program?

Not only is it crispy, crunchy, deliciously seasoned, and goes great with beer, but it also proves to be a great tool for convening people and engaging LEED professionals.

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Reorganization of LEED EB: O&M in draft version of LEED 2012 Highlights Performance Monitoring, Key Metrics

In the draft version of LEED 2012, which opened for public comment yesterday, USGBC has taken its first steps towards a streamlined and simple ongoing certification program for LEED. After consideration of how project teams should implement the strategies in LEED EB: O&M, and what we know about how teams implement them, we have reorganized the prerequisite and credit structure of LEED EB: O&M.

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The Center for Green Schools Brings Together Experts from Across the Country to Kick Start Fellowship Program

Last month, more than 30 school district staff, consultants and volunteers from across the country came together at USGBC's National Headquarters for a training session with the newly appointed Center for Green Schools UTC Fellows.

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