U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
Category Sustainable Design Organizations
Phone (202) 742-3792
2101 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
News About U.S. Green Building Council
Employees Are Happier, Healthier and More Productive in LEED Green Buildings
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released the results of a new survey, which shows that employees who work in LEED-certified green buildings are happier, healthier and more productive than employees in conventional and non-LEED buildings.
2016 Greenbuild Sustainability Report
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released the 2016 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, highlighting valuable metrics and key benchmarks regarding the impact on energy use and waste management at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held last October at the Los Angeles Convention…
USGBC Announces International Rankings of Top 10 Countries for LEED 2016
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the Top 10 Countries for LEED in 2016. The list highlights countries outside the United States that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and market transformation.
USGBC Releases International Rankings of Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for LEED.
USGBC Releases the Top 10 States for LEED
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its annual ranking of the top 10 states for LEED Green Building per capita in U.S.
U.S. Green Building Council Launches Real-Time International Market Briefs
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has expanded its online data visualization resource that allows any user to access aggregated LEED green building project information in the more than 150 countries with LEED projects under way.
USGBC+: U.S. Green Building Council Launches New Magazine
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has launched a new magazine for its community. The magazine is available as a complimentary amenity for USGBC members.
Top 10 Countries for LEED Outside the United States
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released the ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED outside of the United States.
USGBC Launches Real-Time Green Building Data Resource for US
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has launched a new online data visualization resource that highlights real-time green building data for each state in the U.S. and Washington, D.C.
USGBC Launches LEED v4 at Greenbuild Conference
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has launched the Newest Version of LEED Green Building Program, LEED v4, at the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia.
2013 Greenest Schools on Earth
The Center for Green Schools (Center) at the U.S. Green Building Council has announced the 2013 Greenest Schools on Earth.
Nearly 100 Building Projects Test the LEED v4
Nearly 100 building projects across the globe are already using LEED v4, the next version of the LEED green building program, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
2012 List of Top 10 States for LEED
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its annual list of the top 10 states for new LEED certifications in 2012.
USGBC's California Best Buildings Challenge More than Doubles to 13 Companies
This year, 13 companies in California have committed to the California Best Buildings Challenge, totaling more than six million square feet of collective building space.
LEED-Certified Building Stock Surpasses Two Billion Square Feet Worldwide
The total footprint of commercial projects certified under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED green building program surpassed two billion square feet. An additional seven billion square feet is currently in the pipeline across the globe as registered projects.
Global Initiative on Urban Resilience
Global Initiative on Urban Resilience (GIUR) is a new effort designed to spur building and infrastructure development, create new investment opportunities and foster community action around the world.
LEED for Homes Surpasses 20,000 Certified Home Milestone
More than 20,000 homes across the U.S. have earned certification through the LEED for Homes program, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
California Best Buildings Challenge
Inspired by the White House's Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) and President Clinton's pioneering work to promote sustainable buildings, the California Best Buildings Challenge consists of industry-leading firms with a strong California presence that have committed to reduce their building energy, water…
Transformation to a Green Economy Through Green Buildings and Resource Efficient Cities
Transformation to a Green Economy through Green Buildings and Resource Efficient Cities: Key Messages from North America is a new report released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America (UNEP RONA) and the World Business…
USGBC Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program 2012
The 2012 USGBC Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program, made possible by a $500,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, awards $25,000 cash and educational resources to developers of affordable housing who are committed to building sustainable communities through the LEED for Neighborhood…
The Center for Green Schools Launches Green Classroom Professional Certificate
The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today released the Green Classroom Professional Certificate (GCP).
USGBC LEED Green Building Program to Recognize Energy Credits from BREEAM
A pivotal LEED International Roundtable meeting of European roundtable members ended in Paris today. The meeting convened leaders from across Europe to address regional issues in LEED for existing and historic structures in the E.U.
New York and San Francisco Receive World Green Building Council's Government Leadership Awards
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced New York and San Francisco as the recipients of the World Green Building Council's Government Leadership Awards for Excellence in City Policy for Green Building.
USGBC App Lab
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has launched its online App Lab as part of its LEED Automation Program.
LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System Honored by Renewable Natural Resources Foundation
The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system has been recognized by the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) with its 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award.
USGBC President Rick Fedrizzi Recognized with Olmsted Medal
Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was recognized yesterday by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for his commitment to environmental leadership and stewardship.
2011 Zerofootprint Re-Skinning Awards Winners
The winners of the 2011 Zerofootprint Re-Skinning Awards were announced at the U.S. Green Building Council's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, showcasing excellence in holistic retrofitting projects from around the world.
Recipients of the 2011 USGBC Leadership Awards
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of its 2011 Leadership Awards.
USGBC Joins Global Reporting Initiative as an Organizational Stakeholder
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has joined the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as an Organizational Stakeholder (OS), becoming a member of GRI's global network of organizations and companies that are committed to transparency, accountability and sustainable development.
The Green Ribbon Program to Advance Sustainable Schools
The Green Ribbon Schools program will recognize schools that have taken great strides in greening their curricula, buildings, school grounds and overall building operations.
Guide to 311 Green Colleges: Downloadable Book Profiles Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges
As the nation gears up to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, The Princeton Review, in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), released the second annual edition of its unique, free guidebook saluting the nation's most environmentally responsible "green colleges."
10,000 LEED-certified Home Milestone: Green Home Building Continues to Flourish
More than 10,000 homes across the U.S. have earned LEED certification through the LEED for Homes program, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
List of Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its 2010 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on the U.S. 2010 Census information.
LEED Scoring Tool for Homes
The LEED for Homes Scoring Tool is a web-based application that offers anyone an easy way for anyone to explore the LEED for Homes green home building program.
LEED Automation to Streamline and Create Capacity for LEED Green Building Projects
LEED Automation is a new program designed to streamline and create capacity for the LEED building certification process.
The Design for Reuse Primer
"Building green" is often linked with higher levels of energy efficiency or improved air quality.
Stacey McMahan: Architecture for Humanity Sustainability Design Fellow
One month after the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Institute of Architects announced the search for the Architecture for Humanity Sustainable Design Fellow to lead AFH's sustainable rebuilding efforts in Haiti, Stacey McMahan, AIA, LEED AP, has been appointed to the fellowship.
The State of the Nation's Housing 2010
The U.S. Green Building Council has co-sponsored a report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University entitled The State of the Nation's Housing 2010, which studied the affordability, energy and location efficiency within the existing U.S. housing stock.
Green Buildings for Cool Cities
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Sierra Club's Cool Cities program today announced the launch of the "Green Buildings for Cool Cities" collaboration.
Green Building Creates Green Jobs for a Green Economy
Despite a challenging economic outlook, green building will support 7.9 million U.S. jobs and pump $554 billion into the American economy - including $396 billion in wages - over the next four years (2009-2013), according to a new study from the U.S. Green Building Council and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Building Performance Initiative: USGBC Tackles Building Performance Head On
The U.S. Green Building Council stepped up its commitment to improved building performance with the launch of the Building Performance Initiative, designed to put in place a comprehensive data collection effort from all buildings that have achieved LEED certification; implement an appropriate analysis…
Al Gore to Keynote USGBC's Greenbuild Conference
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced former Vice President Al Gore as the opening keynote speaker for USGBC's annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo being held Nov. 11-13, 2009, in Phoenix, Ariz.
Buildings Seeking LEED to Provide Performance Data
As part of LEED v3, the latest version of the U.S. Green Building Council's program for green building design, construction, operations and maintenance, buildings seeking LEED certification will begin submitting operational performance data on a recurring basis as a precondition to certification.
Portland Buildings Coming Up Green
This week, the Portland City Council unanimously approved a green building resolution, requiring all municipally owned new construction and major renovations building projects to be built to LEED Silver standard with additional energy credits to meet the energy and carbon reduction goals of the Architecture…
Cool Cities and US Green Building Council Launch New Strategic Grass Roots Effort
Citing the leadership role that U.S. Mayors and municipalities have played in the efforts to reduce carbon emissions-and that buildings account for 38% of carbon emissions in the United States - the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Sierra Club's Cool Cities campaign (Cool Cities) have formed a…
Mentions of U.S. Green Building Council
LEED, Arc and Living Standard: Testing New Frontiers, Sally Henderson Lecture on Green Design
The Sally Henderson Lecture on Green Design is an annual event created to honor the memory of NYSID faculty member, Sally Henderson, who developed the College's first course in green design.
1874 Building Restored and Rehabilitated on Emory University's Historic Oxford College Campus
One of the oldest buildings on the historic campus of Oxford College of Emory University has undergone a $2.2 million transformation inspired by the structure's original interior configuration and Victorian-era exterior.
New High-tech Classroom Building Designed to Transform Seminary Educational Experience
A serendipitous alignment of program, a compatible historic structure and creativity, have resulted in an environmentally sensitive, high-tech classroom building that is transforming the teaching and learning experience - along with the entire campus - at Columbia Theological Seminary.
HOK Partners with USGBC on Design of New Orphanage and Children's Center in Haiti
HOK is the U.S. Green Building Council's official design partner for Project Haiti, a facility targeting LEED Platinum certification that will replace a Port-au-Prince orphanage and children's center devastated by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rocked Haiti and killed 316,000 people two years ago.
USGBC and AIA Announce Second Architecture for Humanity Sustainability Design Fellow
Two years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, the process of rebuilding has taken another step forward with the selection of Burtland Granvil, AIA, LEED AP, as the new Architecture for Humanity Sustainability Design Fellow.
2012 IDEC Annual Conference Celebrates 50 Years of Advancing the Interior Design Profession
For the past 50 years, the Interior Design Educators Council has met annually to learn, inspire, and advance the interior design profession. This year's annual conference will celebrate that rich history while focusing on the future vitality of the profession as it grows and evolves.
USGBC President Rick Fedrizzi Elected Chair of World Green Building Council
Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been elected chair of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC).
GSA Gets New Contemporary Region Headquarters in Atlanta's Former Great Depression-era Main Post Office
Focusing on the confluence of sustainability and historic preservation, Lord, Aeck & Sargent has designed and overseen a $62 million exterior restoration and interior rehabilitation/adaptive reuse of downtown Atlanta's former Great Depression-era main post office.
Nation's First 21st Century Public Four-year College Opens Student Center
With the opening of an 81,400-square-foot Student Center, the nation's first public four-year college founded in the 21st century recently made a transition from a commuter school to a more traditional campus community.
Science Building Addition Opens at EMU with Existing Building Renovations Underway
A spherical planetarium/classroom at the top of the glass and brick exterior of a new five-story building with metal sunshades, a green roof, and a rain garden act together to provide a dressed up entry to the western edge of the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) campus.
Green Jobs Take Center Stage at Greenbuild Conference
At this year's Greenbuild, the annual conference hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), green jobs takes center stage in the form of a Green Jobs Summit and Green Jobs Fair.
LivingHomes' Belles Townhomes in Presidio is First Multifamily LEED Platinum in San Francisco
Designed by KieranTimberlake, Belles Townhomes are the only newly constructed residential buildings in the Presidio, the first to be designed in the modern vernacular there, and the first multifamily homes in San Francisco to receive LEED Platinum Certification.
New Green Residence Hall at Columbia Seminary Awarded LEED Gold Certification
Opened last summer, the new "green" residence hall for Columbia Theological Seminary students has earned the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification by the United States Green Building Council.
GGA Becomes First Design Firm in DC to Receive LEED Platinum Certification for Its Office
Group Goetz Architects (GGA) announced that it has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for the design of its corporate offices at 2900 K Street in Washington DC's Georgetown neighborhood.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography Expands Scope of Research With New Building
Scientists at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography earlier this month occupied a new facility that enables them to expand the scope of the Institute's leading-edge research on marine and coastal systems.
Cubellis Completes Chicago's First Hotel Designed to Achieve LEED Silver
Cubellis announced that the firm has completed work on Hotel Felix, Chicago's first hotel designed to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Perkins+Will Named Winner of the 5th Sustainabile Leadership Award
Perkins+Will, a global integrated design firm, will receive the 5th Annual CoreNet Global, AIA, and IIDA Sustainable Leadership Award for Sustainable Development at the CoreNet summit meeting on May 6, 2008, in San Diego.
Columbia Theological Seminary to Celebrate Ground-blessing for New, Green Residence Hall
Columbia Theological Seminary trustees will gather on the campus April 1 to celebrate a "ground-blessing" at the site of a new $9.6 million student residence hall that is expected to enhance on-campus community life.
National Park Service Gets Long-awaited Destination Center at the Blue Ridge Parkway
After more than 20 years of planning, Blue Ridge Parkway has a new destination center to orient visitors to the history, culture and resources of the Parkway and its surrounding region.
All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory Scientists Get New, Sustainable Building
For nearly a decade, scientists in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were working in less than optimum conditions on the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI), a project that is documenting the 800-square-mile Park's estimated 100,000 species of living organisms.