More stories about USGBC

  • Transparent Future

    Materials & Resources chair Malin discusses how transparency will permeate the world of building products, giving us nutrition-label-like sustainability data on everything we use.

  • Texas Building Pro Leads the Nation in LEED Projects

    With 18,710 certified projects and counting, green verifier Steve Saunders is helping to drive his state’s green building movement.

  • The Vision 2020 Team

    We want to extend our appreciation to the following people and organizations for their support and guidance in this year’s research

  • Regenerative Housing by 2020

    Regenerative Design chair Bob Berkebile looks at how new directions in design are taking their cues from the past and leading us toward nurturing buildings, homes, and communities connected with nature.

  • USGBC Fact Checks USA Today

    In round four of the back and forth between USA Today and the USGBC over the on-going series on the green-building organization and LEED, USGBC vice president of LEED technical development Brendan Owens weighs in.

  • Is LEED Manipulated by Business Interests?

    USA Today's series examining the USGBC and LEED continues with a focus on the relationship between the organzation, LEED development, and the building industry.

  • USGBC: LEED Isn't Perfect, But Is Improving

    The USGBC repsponds to USA Today's article critiquing LEED, asserting that "LEED isn't perfect, but it is always improving" and "the costs of individual LEED credits are irrelevant because the market learns to deliver green buildings at little to no added cost."

  • Does LEED Reward Minor Steps With Little Environmental Benefit?

    USA Today asserts that the green-building rating system wins tax breaks and grants, higher rents, and expedited permitting for low-cost, minor steps that have little or no proven environmental benefit.

  • Kansas Project Relies on Solar and Geothermal Energy for Nearly Net Zero Living

    Modern LEED-Platinum home is sealed tight but open to fresh air and sunshine.

  • The 2012 Evergreen Awards: Mary Ann Lazarus

    We chat with Lazarus, the winner of our 2012 Evergreen Awards Perspective category and HOK's director of sustainable design, about performance-based design, biomimicry, health, and more.