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Experts weigh in on LEED and industrial facilities

By Emily Neagle

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In 2012, USGBC jumped on an unprecedented opportunity to work collaboratively with the manufacturing sector with the launch the LEED User Group: Industrial Facilities. This peer-leadership collaborative is a mechanism for market-driven feedback from industry experts, and now, four years later, the consensus among these powerful voices is clear: LEED is a flexible and applicable leadership standard for industrial and manufacturing facilities.

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Source:: USGBC Industry

Certify your parking structure for the future with Parksmart

By Sarah Buente

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Parksmart is the world’s only rating system defining and recognizing sustainable practices in parking structure management, programming, design and technology. An industry-driven, field-tested road map for high-performance new and existing parking garages, Parksmart recognizes forward-thinking facilities working today to shape tomorrow’s transportation ecosystem.

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Lessons in achieving social equality through green building: Convergence 2016

By Jessica Pinkston

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The story of green building is a story about people. Our ultimate goal in advancing the cause of more sustainable built environment is to provide better places for people to live, work and play. USGBC and LEED have traditionally focused on the top 20 percent of the marketplace, driving leadership and raising the bar for design and construction.

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Source:: USGBC Industry

LEED and Industrial Facilities: Meet four of the top users of LEED [videos]

By Amanda Sawit

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The latest in a series of reports highlighting the impact of LEED across sectors and regions of the world, the LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities report illustrates the many ways modern factories, warehouses and more are leveraging LEED for cost savings, greater efficiency and better human health. Take a look at these videos of four of the industry’s leading users of LEED to see how they adapt best green building practices to fit their unique needs in the resource-intensive world of manufacturing.

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Source:: USGBC Industry

Free webinar on June 15 and more available from the Building Efficiency Accelerator

By Grant Olear

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USGBC is a member of the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), a program under the U.N.’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative. The BEA includes over 30 stakeholders from the private, multilateral and nonprofit sectors committed to working with cities around the world on building efficiency efforts.

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Source:: USGBC Advocacy and Policy