UMass’ new Green Guidelines highlight LEED
The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMASS) has become a true sustainable building leader over the years, setting an example for other institutions to follow. They have taken their work a step further, with the Green Building Committee at the university recently announcing the publication of Green Building Guidelines for use on campus.
Need-Based Greenbuild Scholarships available!
USGBC is offering 10 need-based Greenbuild scholarships for individuals interested in pursuing green careers. Scholarship applications are open to any US citizen of 18 years or older and meet federal low-income levels. Scholarship recipients will receive one full-conference registration, including travel, 3 nights lodging and limited expenses, for the 2011 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Toronto, from October 4 – 7, 2011. Applications are due July 25, 2011. The recipient will be responsible for securing a valid US passport.
The Potential of Retrofits: Launch of LEED Volume Program for Operations & Maintenance
The LEED Volume Program allows large users of LEED to certify buildings across their portfolio in a streamlined fashion, bringing a new level of speed and efficiency to our mission of greening the built environment. LEED Volume unites the large-scale building and management efforts of organizations with the rigor of LEED.
Center Director Rachel Gutter Featured on “Career Day”
Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools, was recently featured on Career Day, a popular program from Entertainment Studios. Career Day airs 30 minute episodes, interviewing five people who have “cool, innovative, or out of the box careers.” The program hopes to show students that there are many ways to follow their passion as they grow up.
A Building Worthy of the Green Revolution
Before the green building movement that USGBC helped launch roughly 20 years ago, the seeds of another profound international green movement had been planted to fundamentally transform our ability to feed the world.
Calling All Green Building Researchers!
Still time to apply for USGBC’s Research to Practice Program
The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is still accepting applications for their Research to Practice Program (R2P2) until June 30th, 2011. R2P2 seeks to conduct and collect research on the built environment, create educational tools, and to share the information gathered with the building community.R2P2 teams will engage in hands-on green building research of their campus and/or community.
Sustainability in higher education reaches milestone in Colorado
Auraria Higher Education Center Science Building Addition is 1,000th LEED certified campus project in the US.
Higher education reached a milestone earlier this year as the number of LEED™- certified campus projects reached 1,000 when the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) Science Building Addition in Denver, Colo., achieved LEED NC 2.2 Gold certification.
As Green Building Codes and Standards Emerge – Where Do We Go from Here?
The success of the LEED green building rating systems in driving amazing amounts of green building activity, driving focus on a broader spectrum of human and environmental health issues and driving leadership in achieving a more sustainable future has created space for many other conversations to take place – from the bleeding edge to the minimum code level.
2011-2012 USGBC Students National Chairs Selected
We would like to congratulate the 12 leaders who will work with USGBC National to grow the USGBC Students program.
An Integrated Approach to Solving Interconnected Challenges
The Institute of Medicine's recently released report highlights the critical interrelationships that exist as our society struggles with the global and local impacts of climate change. While the report focuses specifically on the potentially negative human health impacts associated with efforts to lower carbon emissions from the built environment, we are confident that the report authors understand that interconnected problems cannot be solved in isolation of one and other.