Attend a Shanghai symposium on tall building performance

China has been focusing on tall building development, with a record 84 completions in 2016 of 200‐meter‐plus buildings. However, more attention is still needed in learning how to design tall buildings in terms of integrated process. As one of the supporting partners of the event, USGBC invites you to join us at the CTBUH Symposium on Tall Building Performance on August 2 in Shanghai.

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Attend a LEED Platinum building tour and workshop in Mexico City

Spend a morning exploring the LEED Platinum CENTRO University building in Mexico City, and gain inspiration and insight as you learn about strategies the project managers employed and the certification process.

Hosted by USGBC Education Partner SUMe, the tour will be led by Alfredo L. Mariscal, LEED Project Manager for AKF. He will walk through tactics the project employed when tackling specific LEED credits and overcoming challenges to ultimately achieve LEED Platinum certification.

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ICP Expands Investor-Ready Energy Efficiency Certification to Industry, District Energy and Street Lighting

London—(July 3, 2017)—Investor Confidence Project Europe, a global underwriting standard for developing and measuring energy efficiency retrofits, announced its Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ (IREE) certification is now being applied to energy efficiency projects across industry, street lighting and district energy. The certification was previously only available to the building sector. The expansion is made possible through funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program.

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Registration Now Open for Greenbuild India 2017

Award-winning green building conference and expo headed to Mumbai, November 2–5

Mumbai, India—(July 6, 2017)—Today, USGBC, the creators of the LEED green building rating system, announced that registration is now open for Greenbuild India. The event is presented by USGBC in partnership with ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Pvt. Ltd.

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Positec global headquarters in Suzhou achieves LEED Platinum

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For Positec, sustainability is not a finish line, it’s a way of beginning. Established in 1994, Positec is one of the largest Chinese manufacturers and exporters for electrical power tools, with offices in over 10 different countries. Back in 2012, Positec announced that its global headquarters in Suzhou would be built to high-performance green standards, and in June 2017, the building achieved LEED Platinum certification.

India after COP21: Goals and accomplishments

The Paris summit in December 2015 was a historic turning point in the effort to fight climate change. At the event, 195 countries pledged their combined force to limit the increase of average global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

India, the fourth largest carbon emitter in the world, has made its role clear in the movement, by making a bold commitment to reduce its emissions by 33–35 percent by 2030 compared to 2005 levels.

This would mean a target of

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The simple steps to Parksmart certification

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Parksmart is the world’s only rating system defining and recognizing sustainable practices in parking structure management, programming, design and technology. Industry leaders are embracing Parksmart to improve efficiencies and demonstrate the high performance of their parking facilities. See how close your parking structure is to achieving Parksmart recognition by completing the Parksmart Owner’s Checklist.