Webinar: Energy resiliency with PEER through state and local partnerships


Communities across the United States are looking for ways to improve the sustainability and resiliency of their power and electricity infrastructure. In 2018, the USGBC Kentucky community worked with the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet to create a unique opportunity to use PEER certification to meet ambitious energy goals across three different projects: a municipal utility, a rural electrical cooperative and Fort Knox.

How Kentucky is improving resiliency and reliability with PEER [video]


Power is inextricably linked with our lives. It connects people and families, fuels economies and supports the safety and security of communities around the world. In 2018, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and USGBC Kentucky partnered to promote how states can support local energy needs through the development of resilient and reliable energy infrastructure.

USGBC Opens Registration for LEED v4.1 for New Construction and Interior Spaces

Newest version of LEED green building program helps improve energy performance and emphasizes human health and integrative building design

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (January 22, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its newest version of the LEED green building program, LEED v4.1, is open for registration for both new construction projects as well as interior spaces with LEED v4.1 BD+C and LEED v4.1 ID+C.


Western Kentucky University's journey to Parksmart certification


In December 2018, Parking Structure 3 at Western Kentucky University (WKU) became the world’s 26th Parksmart-certified garage. We met up with WKU’s Director of Parking and Transportation Services, Jennifer Tougas, in January 2019 to learn about her journey to certification.

You have a B.S. in Zoology and a Ph.D. in Ecology. How did you end up in parking and transportation?

CFLD Feng Tai Science Park achieves LEED Gold certification for Core and Shell

CFLD Feng Tai Science Park, located in Feng Tai Science and Technology Park in the Zhongguancun District of Beijing, has achieved LEED Gold for Core and Shell.

The park is the first industrial community benchmark project of CFLD in Beijing and the first double-innovation base of the Zhongguancun National Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone, identified by Zhongguancun Management Committee in the Fengtai District as an international ecological community for innovation and entrepreneurship.


Explore the Greenbuild Europe 2019 education program

Greenbuild Europe's 24 captivating education sessions are now available online. To be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from March 19–20, this event offers unparalleled opportunities to connect with and learn from green building leaders in Europe.

The education sessions are divided into three core tracks based on the most important topics in green building today: