LEED Platinum Parkview Green first project in China to engage with Arc

Parkview Green in Beijing became mainland China’s first mixed-use LEED Platinum building in 2009. Platinum is the highest level of LEED certification possible, yet the team behind Parkview Green was soon considering what should come next. It's now the first project in China engaging with the Performance Score through Arc, a new performance platform launched by GBCI in 2016.

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Meet SITES at the 2017 AIA National Convention

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The SITES team is headed to this year’s 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention in Orlando from April 27–29. Each year, AIA’s National Convention features leading experts and creative visionaries from the architecture and design industry and covers topics including green building, LEED, resiliency, business management, design and health.

SITES-certified projects are defining sustainability beyond the building

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Around the world, projects are helping to drive sustainability beyond the building by participating in SITES, a rating system that defines what a sustainable site is, and elevates the value of landscapes in the built environment. Land is a critical component of the built environment, and SITES addresses all aspects of a sustainable landscape that could influence its potential function or performance—considering water, soil, vegetation, materials and our own interaction and connection with the site.

USGBC takes part in international conference in Beijing

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Nellie Cheng, director of USGBC global market development, and Mark Ginsberg, senior fellow at USGBC, spoke to participants at the 13th International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building and New Technologies and Products Expo in Beijing, China, on March 22.  

As China’s largest green building event, the conference is one of the most important platforms for professionals across the world to learn the latest development of green buildings in China, with two days of programming featuring dozens of forums and workshops covering a wide range of green topics.

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