Tags » USGBC

The Triple Bottom Line, The Heart of Green Building: Sustainability is Good for Business

The triple bottom line is all about the benefits: people, planet profit. The question that the triple bottom line concept demands be asked is, “how can an enterprise balance what is best for their wallets with what is best for everyone else?” It’s surprising how often multiple concerns align. 810 more words

Climate Change

USGBC and C40 Release Landmark Green Building City Market Briefs

Highlighting Sustainable Building Policies in 66 Cities Around the Globe

More than half of the C40 cities featured have enacted green building policies

(Washington, D.C.) April 2, 2015 – The U.S. 303 more words

Green Living

PEER: New Rating System for Sustainable Power Systems

Washington, D.C. – (April 29, 2015) – Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) officially launched PEER, its rating system designed to measure and improve sustainable power system performance. 314 more words

Green Living News

Living Building Challenge Now Fulfills LEED Energy and Water Requirements

Living Building Challenge certified: Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory. Image © Flansburgh Architects

The Living Building Challenge will now fulfill the energy and water requirements for  238 more words

Architectural Blog

Crime-fighting Architecture

It’s been a while yet again, but for good reasons. Architecture school captures and captivates me, leaving me with all these experiences to record.

Last month, I began to be involved with the… 592 more words

Weekend Visits

LEED to Recognize Living Building Challenge Energy and Water Requirements

The U.S. Green Building Council announced that it will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge (the Challenge) green building system within the LEED green building program. 132 more words

Going Green

Sustainable Building Design, Construction and Operation: The U.S. Green Building Council

There is a wave of change happening in the global design and construction industry and the U.S. Green Building Council is the catalyst.

In 1993, Rick Fedrizzi became the co-founder and chair of the U.S. 433 more words