GBCI to offer special SITES pricing through May 2016

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Traditional land development and land use decisions often underestimate or ignore healthy ecosystems. Sustainable land development is cost-effective, better for the environment and fosters resiliency. Last year, GBCI expanded on its vision of speed to market transformation for the built environment to cover nearly every facet of sustainability, including sustainable landscape design and management.

GreenWatch Latin America: Mexico’s building professionals poised to put EDGE on the map

The meeting room at SUMe’s (Sustentabilidad para México) LEED Platinum headquarters was packed this week for a sold-out workshop on a new green building tool that is catalyzing mass-market transformation: EDGE (“Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies”). Many of the professionals in attendance have helped make Mexico the seventh largest market for green building in the world. Now, they are continuing to uphold their commitment to building a sustainable future for Mexico by learning the ins and outs of the EDGE rating system.

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Get to know EDGE through our new online course

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EDGE (“Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies”) is a green building certification system for new residential and commercial buildings (hospitals, hotels, offices and retail) that enables design teams and project owners to assess the most cost-effective ways to incorporate energy- and water-saving options into their buildings. GBCI administers EDGE certification in more than 100 countries.

Register for EDGE workshop in Pune, India on March 3

Learn the ins and outs of EDGE, a green building rating system for new residential and commercial buildings, at a workshop on March 3, 2016. A mass market transformation tool, EDGE allows emerging markets across the globe to scale up green building quickly and affordably. The training session will be hosted by GBCI in Pune, India and will be presented by GBCI trainers in English.

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What a PEER-certified grid looks like in Chattanooga

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Chattanooga’s smart grid, operated by EPB, is the first PEER-certified project at the city level. Amid the excitements and events, the GBCI and PEER team members celebrated performance, efficiency and customer value in the energy market. Owned and administered by GBCI, PEER is modeled after LEED as a comprehensive framework for defining, assessing and verifying the overall sustainable performance of electricity delivery system design and operations.