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Game Changer: Greenbuild in Canada

As October draws near and final preparations are underway, I wish to speak on behalf of the CaGBC to express our pride in hosting Greenbuild 2011. It's actually quite fitting that the first Greenbuild outside of the United States be held in Canada because it demonstrates the close partnership between the USGBC and CaGBC that has been built over many years of advancing LEED and green building in North America.

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Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold

Craig Bloomfield, Jones Lang LaSalle
312-228-2774, craig [dot] bloomfield [at] am [dot] jll [dot] com

Empire State Building Company, Jones Lang LaSalle and U.S. Green Building Council announce milestone achievement for World's Most Famous Office Building

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Building Materials & Resources in the LEED 2012 Draft to Focus on Life Cycle Analysis and More Transparent Product Information

Washington, D.C. (September 13, 2011) – The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) next update to the LEED green building program, coined LEED 2012, will include updates to the Materials & Resources (MR) credit category. The updates reflect thousands of write-in comments received through the first LEED public comment period and include changes to existing LEED credit categories as well as two new credit categories, Integrated Process (IP) and Performance (PF).

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USGBC Lends Support to get PACE Programs Moving

USGBC has thrown its support behind the latest legislation effort to revive Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE.

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Senate Panel Signals Support for Commercial Building Energy Survey

On Wednesday there was a good sign coming out of the Senate Appropriations Committee for the continued efforts to restart the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), the national survey that gathers statistical energy information on U.S. commercial buildings at the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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President Obama Announces $25 Billion For Improving Schools

Last night, President Obama made a monumental announcement – his proposed American Jobs Act will provide $25 billion for school construction and modernize over 35,000 school buildings. If this bill is passed, it would not only put thousands of teachers back to work, it would allow us to make desperately needed improvements in schools across the country, including energy-efficiency upgrades and comprehensive, green retrofits.

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The President, the Packers, and Winning One for the American People

I found myself sitting at the kitchen table last night, long after the President and the Packers were done.

The Packers won. What was keeping me up was the thought that the country might actually be able to pull our own victory out of what has been increasingly feeling like an end-of-the-fourth-quarter goal-line stand

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Kicking Off the School Year: Greening Sacramento City Unified School Districts

With the school year just beginning, students are excited about bringing green practices to their schools. One of the main projects that I will be working on during my with Sacramento City Unified Schools Districts is their “Project Green” initiative.

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For Prosperity and Security, Build a Resilient Nation

Tonight President Obama will address the nation to outline a jobs plan, propose a robust infrastructure initiative, restore confidence in a fragile economy and ensure our continued leadership in the new global economy.

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Send Us Your Videos!

What is your green school doing to advance green building, education and sustainability? Get your message out to thousands at Greenbuild 2011 by participating in the Greenbuild NEXT video campaign!

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