How to achieve TRUE Zero Waste certification

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TRUE Zero Waste certification rates how well facilities perform in minimizing their nonhazardous solid wastes and maximizing their efficiency in the use of resources. TRUE sets a high bar by going beyond diversion numbers and focusing on the upstream policies and practices that make true zero waste possible, in the built environment and beyond. With TRUE, your facility can achieve its zero waste goals, cutting your carbon footprint and supporting public health.

USGBC and GBCI Announce Savona, Italy as the First City to Sign on to LEED for Cities in Europe

New certification system combines sustainability, social equity and human experience with technology and analytics at the citywide level

Savona, Italy – (31 July 2017) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the creators of the LEED green building rating system, and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the organization that certifies all LEED projects globally, announced that Savona, Italy, which is home to more than 62,000 people, is the first city in Europe registering for its LEED for Cities program.

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USGBC and CSTC Collaborate to Promote LEED Data Center Certifications in China

LEED-certified green data centers use less energy and fewer resources

Oct. 18, 2017—(Shanghai, China)—Today, during the first Greenbuild China conference being held in Shanghai, USGBC and China Software Testing Center (CSTC) signed an MOU to collaborate on promoting sustainable, energy-efficient LEED data centers in China.

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LEED in Motion: China report released

Today, China has assumed a tremendous leadership position in stemming the tide of climate change and protecting its citizens and precious natural resources. As mandated in President Xi’s 13th Five Year Plan, an important part of this role involves improving the efficiency and sustainability of its infrastructure. Please know that all of us who care about the future applaud those efforts. They will greatly benefit each and every one of us who call this planet home.

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