2023 Top 10 Countries for LEED Demonstrate that Green Building Is Truly Global

February 14, 2024

USGBC has announced the Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED in 2023. The annual ranking highlights countries and regions outside the United States that are making significant strides in sustainable building […]


USGBC Announces Top 10 U.S. States for Green Building in 2023

January 23, 2024

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the leading authority on green building and the global developer of the LEED green building program, has released its annual list of Top 10 […]


LEED v4 Energy Update Is Approved by Member Ballot

December 27, 2023

The buildings we build and operate today will have impacts that last for generations. This means that while looking ahead to LEED v5, the current versions of LEED must also move […]


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 […]


U.S. Green Building Council Announces Key Leadership Roles

September 11, 2023

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) announce the appointment of three accomplished industry leaders to its global management team: Sarah Zaleski as Chief Products […]


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 […]

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