United Technologies Corp. Launches Website Dedicated to Energy-Efficient Buildings
United Technologies Corp., founding sponsor of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, just launched an exciting new microsite that delves into the importance of energy-efficient building systems. Through this initiative, UTC continues to show its dedication to sustainability and innovation in green building.
Jim Matheson Honors Utah School for Green Efforts
This past Tuesday, Congressman Jim Matheson (D-UT), visited Hillside Middle School in Salt Lake City, a LEED certified school, to award students and faculty with an Energy Star Award for the building’s top energy performance. Matheson was able to see technology that is helping the school to save valuable resources such as energy and water, while keeping operating costs low.
World’s Largest Green Building Conference & Expo Headed to Toronto Next Week
Greenbuild's economic impact on local economy an expected $26 million CAD with 25,000 delegates
Get Schooled at Greenbuild
Stop by the Center for Green Schools display at Greenbuild and you just might learn something!
Code Guidance for Greener Homes: One Last Shot for the 2012-IGCC
If you've followed the development of the International Green Construction Code, you'd know that the code's coverage of low-rise residential buildings has been knocked around like a punching bag. First it was in. But since it was incorporated by reference and the development committee couldn't touch it, the residential content meshed neither with the new code's intent nor with its technical elements. Then it was pulled out. Then, most recently, it was not voted back in… and with this current, last round of opportunity, there's one final chance to put it back in, and do it right.
Empire State Building and Tony Malkin Recognized as Leaders in Energy Efficiency
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By: Peter Lehner, Executive Director, NRDC
Last week the Empire State Building received the LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The award confirms what so many of us already know: This iconic skyscraper has become a model of energy efficiency and sustainability, and it is thanks to the dedication of its owner, Tony Malkin.
Changing the World One Commitment at a Time
No power on Earth can stop an idea whose time has come.
– Victor Hugo
The Solar Decathlon Begins!
Today, the Department of Energy kicked off the Solar Decathlon 2011, an exciting event that challenges students from around the world to design and build energy-efficient and solar-powered homes. The event also educates the general public about the benefits of clean-energy homes and products.
USGBC South Florida Chapter Wins "Green Your Alma Mater Challenge"
Earlier this summer, the Center for Green Schools hosted the “Green Your Alma Mater Challenge,” a competition that engaged both USGBC staff and chapters to reach out to their alma maters and applaud their sustainability initiatives, and directing them to resources USGBC has developed to sustain and support their green initiatives.
Celebrating Excellence in the Green Building Movement: USGBC's Leadership Awards
USGBC's Leadership Awards have become synonymous with the organizations and individuals who signify vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green building design and construction. This year's batch of winners is no different – recognizing leaders in the private, public and non-governmental organization (NGO) spheres. In fact, Rick Fedrizzi said it best: