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USGBC's Roger Platt, Vice President Joe Biden to Speak at National Clean Energy Summit

Roger Platt, USGBC's Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Law, is to speak at the National Clean Energy Summit 4.0: The Future of Energy on Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

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New York’s Green Legacy Leaves Imprint on Greenbuild 2011

From hosting NY-based exhibitors and municipal leaders, to locally-themed workshops and educational sessions, NY is embedded into world's largest green building conference & expo

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Learnings from a Learning Institution

Things are buzzing in the facilities department and the administration building at Boston Public School (BPS) as everyone is preparing for the students to return for the 2012 school year. I’m now one month into my Center for Green Schools UTC Fellowship in Boston, and I’m finally figuring out how to describe my role.

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Rachel on the Road: Interview with Rep. Sarbanes (D-MD)

Rachel Gutter, the director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, has taken her flip cam on the road to speak with everyone from teachers, parents and students to policy makers and leaders in sustainability, green building and education.

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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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A New Generation of Leadership: USGBC Emerging Professionals

Mariah Howard-Porath, USGBC Emerging Professional, Social Media Coordinator, Earth Day New York

Imagine having the ability to gather a village of engineers, architects, designers, lawyers, teachers and advocates of green building practices in one place for a week.

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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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