February 26, 2018

USGBC releases Top 10 states for LEED green building per capita

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most widely used green building […]
February 14, 2018

Free energy guide to help K-12 schools achieve Zero Energy

A new publication is available to empower owners, contractors, consulting engineers, architects, designers and administrators of K-12 school buildings to cost effectively achieve advanced levels of […]
January 4, 2018

Arlington County, Va., earns first LEED for Communities Platinum

Arlington County has been named the first Platinum level community under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) newly created LEED for Communities program. The honor acknowledges […]
October 29, 2017

USGBC announces 2017 Leadership Award recipients

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced Oct. 26 the recipients of its 2017 Leadership Awards, an annual recognition of the outstanding individuals and organizations at […]
October 20, 2017

Loyola University Chicago, Portland Community College named winners of 2017 Higher Education Climate Leadership Awards

Second Nature and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Loyola University Chicago and Portland Community College are the recipients of the eighth annual Climate […]
September 23, 2017

Washington named first LEED for Cities Platinum

Washington has been named the first LEED for Cities Platinum city in the world. Mayor Bowser was presented this honor by Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of the U.S. Green […]
June 25, 2017

LEED by the numbers: 2.2 million square feet certified

Green building. LEED certification. Sustainability. These are terms FMs hear bandied about the office regularly, and we wanted to know about the growth of this certification. We […]
June 4, 2017

ASHRAE, AIA, USGBC respond to Paris Climate Accord withdrawal

Across the country, many companies and CEO responded to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord. Here are several responses from […]
March 3, 2017

USGBC joins Sustainable Disaster Response Council

The Sustainable Disaster Response Council (SDRC) and  the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have joined forces to promote sustainability in disaster response and property restoration – helping American […]