u.s. green building council

USGBC Receives Grant from Google

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today, on the main stage at its annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, a $3 million grant from Google that will catalyze the transformation of the building materials industry and accelerate the creation of healthier indoor environments.
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USGBC's 2012 Leadership Awards Highlight Innovation & Vision

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the recipients of its 2012 Leadership Awards, recognizing outstanding individuals who embody the vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green buildings and communities as a vehicle to enhance our quality of life.
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Comment Period Now Open for Update to USGBC’s LEED Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced the opening of the fifth public comment period for the proposed update to its LEED green building program. The comment period, which will close on Dec. 10, enables the building community to view the most recent draft of the rating systems and provide comments where any substantive changes have been made.
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BIFMA Supports GSA Recognition of LEED Rating Systems

The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association joined the U.S. Green Building Council as a signatory on a letter to the U.S. General Services Administration encouraging inclusion of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Rating Systems as an option for public building design and assessment.
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LEED Is Private, Voluntary, Transparent and Democratic

The U.S. Green Building Council applauded the creation of the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition by the American Chemistry Council and others, noting that, after 20 years, it was significant that the representative groups were finally engaging in conversation about the critical importance of green, high performance buildings for America.
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