Learn about SITES and resilient communities at Gulf Coast Green 2018


Learn about SITES at the Gulf Coast Green 2018 Symposium and Expo in Houston, Texas, on June 1 at the session "Promoting Resilient Communities with the SITES Rating System." Participants will discover the importance of land design and development through the exploration of the SITES v2 Rating System and relevant case studies.

U.S. Green Building Council Announces Top 10 States for LEED in India

Tamil Nadu tops the list, followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana and Delhi

Mumbai, India—(27 April 2018)—Today, USGBC released the list of India’s Top 10 States for LEED, the world’s most widely used green building rating system. This is the first time the list has been released in India, and it ranks states in terms of gross square feet (GSF) of LEED-certified space overall.


TRUE hits a milestone with first 100 certified projects


TRUE Zero Waste certification has become a road map for companies that are serious about pursuing zero waste goals. Now, TRUE and GBCI are celebrating an exciting milestone: 100 TRUE-certified projects.

Together, the first 100 certified projects have diverted more than 446,000 tons of waste from landfill, incineration (waste-to-energy) and the environment. In addition, projects have reported up to $6.5 million in savings.

Metrics in motion: Exploring energy in Arc


Companies around the world are choosing Arc to help drive stronger building performance. Today, nearly one billion square feet of space is being tracked globally, with the intention of creating healthier, more sustainable spaces for all.

Arc is the first platform to use a global performance scoring system to engage any building or portfolio in managing and benchmarking data. Arc’s performance score reflects the outcomes from strategies used during all phases—design, construction and ongoing operations.

3 SITES projects that connect people to nature


A key part of the SITES framework is enhancing physical, mental and social well-being as a result of human interaction with nature. SITES projects also provide education that promotes the understanding of natural systems and offers opportunities for community involvement and advocacy.

In honor of Earth Month, we’re celebrating three SITES projects that bring us back to nature: