Sustainability

2021 International Green Construction Code Is Released

July 29, 2021
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Communities around the world have recognized the important role of buildings in realizing their sustainability goals—with many adopting stretch codes or policies that go beyond the content of baseline codes. […]

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Save the Date for the Virtual “Updating the Hunter’s Curve Summit”

July 27, 2021
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ASPE and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) are co-hosting “The Water Demand Calculator: Updating the Hunter’s Curve Summit,” a virtual event on November 4, 2021, from […]

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DOE Kicks Off Summer of Solar 2021

July 23, 2021
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has kicked off the Summer of Solar 2021 with the nationwide launch of the Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) tool—a free web-based platform […]

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U.S. and Canada Sign New Agreement to Address Building Energy Efficiency

July 23, 2021
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the signing of a new Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). The agreement recommits the two agencies […]

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USGBC Is Offering a Scholarship to Attend Greenbuild 2021 in Person or Virtually

July 23, 2021
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USGBC and Greenbuild’s scholarship application to the 2021 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is now open. The annual scholarship program brings community and sustainability leaders to the table to encourage and […]

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California Launches RESNET Water-Efficiency Rating Program, HERSH2O®, Developed in Partnership with the International Code Council

July 8, 2021
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The California Energy Commission’s accredited rating providers, CalCERTS and CHEERS, were recently approved by RESNET as official HERSH2O providers, paving the way for the launch of the water-efficiency rating program […]

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USGBC Seeks Input on Green Building Trends

June 24, 2021
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USGBC is partnering with Dodge Data & Analytics on the fifth version of the seminal World Green Building Trends study, and they encourage all who are involved in the design and […]

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Registration Opens for USGBC Live, a New Event Experience for the Green Building Industry

May 10, 2021
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Registration for USGBC Live, a new virtual event experience for the global green building industry, is now open to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) community. USGBC Live will be held June […]

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USGBC Releases Results of 2021 Green Building Community Survey

April 22, 2021
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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), along with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), released the results of the 2021 community survey, which had nearly 1,700 respondents representing 50 countries. The community survey is designed […]

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USGBC Releases Its Annual Top 10 States for LEED

February 10, 2021
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The U.S. Green Building Council has released its annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED green building, with Massachusetts leading the country in 2020 with the most certified square […]

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