Performance is a common metric that is measurable and a key differentiator across businesses, people and products. The built environment has a significant role to play in enhancing employee productivity, and research has shown that employee productivity is directly linked to the environment in which people function.
At USGBC, we know the marketplace is changing fast. In the past few years, the green business and sustainability industries have grown dramatically, and it seems that we are frequently adding new certification and credentialing opportunities to our efforts. We also know that it can be hard to keep up. So, here’s a cheat sheet to help you understand the reach of our efforts in 2017.
GBCI is excited to announce that we recently released a new webinar series, Exploring the SITES Rating System. This 10-part series gives you an in-depth walk through the SITES v2 rating system. This series is also available for seven SITES-specific GBCI CE hours, which can be applied towards maintaining your SITES AP credential.
PEER marches onto Washington, D.C., this month with the "Smart Cities Powered by Smart Grids" roadshow workshop. Join us for this free course on helping campus and utility energy leaders understand how the PEER program can support their Smart Cities initiatives for achieving reliability, resiliency and sustainability goals.
On a global scale, green building construction is doubling every three years, according to the World Green Building Trends 2016 report, by Dodge Data and Analytics. Some of the leading drivers of this growth are client demand, environmental regulation and an enhanced awareness of the occupant and tenant benefits of green buildings.
On January 18, 2017, USGBC teamed up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership to host a webinar highlighting the potential LEED point impact for buildings connected to CHP-equipped district energy systems. In addition, we provided an overview of the PEER rating system for sustainable energy systems.