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U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED Pilot Credit: Building Material Human Hazard and Exposure Assessment

By Marisa Long

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New credit continues push for better understanding and decision making around building materials & products

Washington, D.C.—(May 24, 2016)—Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new LEED pilot credit—Building Material Human Hazard & Exposure Assessment, which encourages project teams and manufacturers to assess human health related exposure scenarios for products during their installation and use phases.

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Source:: USGBC Media

USGBC Joins National Leaders at the White House During Building Safety Month, Commits to Continue Focus on Resilience

By Marisa Long

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Washington, DC—(May 11, 2016)—USGBC and an array of national building industry leaders gathered this week at the White House’s national conference on resilient building codes to discuss the economic and community benefits of resilient design and to consider actions that the federal government and the private sector can take to advance resilience in the built environment.

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Source:: USGBC Media

Rating System Selection Guidance

Published on:
1 Apr 2014

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You’ve decided to pursue LEED, but you’re looking for some guidance to select a rating system before you register your project.

Here’s how to use the guidance below:

  1. Identify an appropriate rating system
  2. Determine the best adaptation

Please pay close attention to this guidance, because if you select a rating system that doesn’t apply, USGBC may request that you change your project’s rating system.

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Source: USGBC Nationals – All

Meet the Green Apple Day of Service team

By Hannah Debelius

Published on:
29 Jul 2014
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The Center for Green Schools is thrilled to introduce six new organizers for Green Apple Day of Service 2014.

The Green Apple Day of Service, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects.

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Source: USGBC Nationals – All

How to be a power saver

By Emma Pettit

Published on:
28 Jul 2014

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This article is part 1 of a 4 part series on “Greening your college life.”

As a college student, I know first-hand that it can seem difficult to lead a sustainable life in college. Dorm buildings are often less energy efficient, recycling options might be limited, and students don’t have extra money to splurge on eco-friendly products.

However, even if you live in an older building — and even if you’re not in college — it’s still possible to make a difference and have a positive environmental impact.

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Source: USGBC Nationals – All