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GBCI Announces LEED Fellow Class of 2011

LEED Fellows represent green building industry's most accomplished professionals

Washington, D.C. (September 6, 2011) – The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) today revealed the inaugural class of LEED Fellows. The LEED Fellow Program is GBCI's new and most prestigious professional designation. The LEED Fellow designation recognizes exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the rapidly growing community of LEED Professionals.

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U.S. Department of Education Opens Public Comment for Green Ribbon Schools Award

This week, the U.S. Department of Education announced that the online public comment period for the Green Ribbon Schools award is now open, and will last through Sept. 14, 2011.

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Clean Energy and Conservation the Silver Bullet the American Economy Needs

One day the history books could say that the Obama Administration's stimulus package of 2009 saved the nation from deep and irreparable financial collapse. But one thing we know right now is that the historic $90 billion investment in clean energy was a significant policy decision for unleashing critical market forces and helping ignite a nascent clean energy economy—a decision that continues to pay clear dividends.

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DC's Woodrow Wilson High School Celebrates New Green Campus

Celebrating their 75th anniversary, Wilson High School recently went through a makeover. In an effort to promote a healthy learning environment, the school administration decided to put work into school improvements for a greener school building. The campus now utilizes energy efficient technology, large windows for natural light and acoustic paneling to accommodate the Tiger’s musical talent.

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Q&A with USGBC Green School Chapter Member Chris Tyler: How one Kentucky school cut energy at no cost

Chris Tyler is a sustainability engineer for Thermal Equipment Sales, and also sits on the board of directors for USGBC’s Kentucky chapter. Chris’ children attend Rosa Parks Elementary, a school that recently cut its energy usage by 47 percent with no additional cost to the school. They made these dramatic reductions by improving operations and educating teachers and students on energy reduction strategies.

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10,000th LEED Building Certified

Major milestone marks achievement for green building market

Washington, DC (August 31, 2011) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has certified the 10,000th LEED commercial project. Created in 2000, the LEED green building program has become a global symbol of sustainable building certifying more than 1.4 million square feet of new and existing buildings every day.

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Three Cool Things You Didn’t Know About the LEED International Program

Summer's winding down but the heat's still here in Washington, D.C., and what better way to cool off than to immerse yourself in the wave of cool things USGBC is doing internationally? Here are three things you may not have known about LEED International:

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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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