USGBC’s Headquarters Space Earns Triple Platinum Certification

October 31, 2023

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its headquarters in Washington, D.C., has been awarded a prestigious triple Platinum certification in LEED, TRUE, and WELL. This trio of certifications reflects USGBC’s […]


USGBC Launches Draft LEED v5 for Operations and Maintenance

October 3, 2023

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has introduced a draft of its LEED v5 for Operations and Maintenance (O+M) rating system for existing buildings. LEED v5 is the newest version of LEED. It marks […]


USGBC to Sunset 2018 LEED Recertification Guidance for LEED Buildings

August 9, 2023

The LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance (O+M) guide from February 2023 is now the primary resource for details on recertification and initial LEED O+M certification. The updated guide phases out the […]


New USGBC Poll Finds Human Health, Decarbonization, Net Zero and ESG Main Drivers for Green Building

June 14, 2023

In the spring of 2023, members of the green building community were invited to participate in a USGBC poll that aimed to capture their views on current issues and priorities. […]


GF Piping Systems India Secures Three LEED Certifications

May 10, 2023

The GF Piping Systems plant in Ratnagiri, India is the first industrial manufacturing site in the country to receive two Platinum and one Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building […]


USGBC Opens Second Public Comment for the LEED v4 Energy Update

April 26, 2023

An update to LEED v4 was proposed on November 22, 2022 to reflect a focus on increased energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reductions. This update raises the threshold […]


USGBC and IWBI Release Streamlined Certification Pathway for LEED and WELL

April 11, 2023

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and the International WELL Building Institute pbc (IWBI) have released a streamlined process for projects pursuing certifications for the […]


Registration for the 2023 Greenbuild International Conference + Expo Is Now Open

March 14, 2023

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that registration for the 2023 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is now open. This year, Greenbuild will take place in USGBC’s hometown […]


International Code Council’s Headquarters Moves to Ultra-High-Performing Building with Additional Capabilities

March 8, 2023

On February 24, 2023, the International Code Council moved its headquarters from 500 New Jersey Avenue to 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C. The office is in the Capitol Crossing Building, […]


Top 10 Countries for LEED Demonstrate that Green Building Is a Global Movement

February 13, 2023

USGBC recently announced the Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED in 2022. The top 10 list highlights countries and regions outside the United States that are making significant strides in […]

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