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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The performance pathway to green: Candid conversation with LEED users at ACREX India

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.

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Cheat sheet: Top things to know about USGBC and GBCI in 2017

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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.