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.
USGBC+ content reflects the best and brightest minds in green building, curated by the creators of LEED.
Each issue will highlight green building stories, strategies and lessons, exploring the inspiration and motivation of the leaders and project teams responsible for transforming our built environment.
The magazine's sections reflect USGBC's different programs, from advocacy to international, as well as the principles that guide USGBC's LEED rating system, ranging from addressing climate change to facilitating a green economy.
The inaugural May/June 2014 issue highlights Detroit, the location of this year's annual USGBC Mid-Year Meeting, a gathering of the organization's 76 local chapters and volunteer committees.
The feature story, "Detroit Green City," takes a fresh look at the city known for decay and blight, discussing grassroots efforts and community leaders who are shaping a green and bright future.
"Reaching New Heights" looks at the journey toward LEED certification for One World Trade Center in New York City, plotting the path toward sustainability for an iconic structure of huge cultural significance, while the third feature, "Lofty Idea," examines the adaptive reuse of buildings into micro lofts that are proving to be innovative housing models that offer access to urban amenities.