California inspires through green building leadership: Roger Platt

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The future is already here. It’s just not very evenly distributed.
—William Gibson
On a recent trip to San Francisco, I had the privilege of connecting with a range of leaders in green building who are making a measurable difference. They shared a recognition that they were very fortunate to live in California, where the statewide GDP makes it the eighth largest economy in the world. It is an economy supported by a strong consensus that environmental progress is fully consistent with strong economic performance and growth. 

PEER Progress: Meet us in D.C. to support a microgrid initiative

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USGBC and GBCI, in partnership with Urban Ingenuity, invite you to discuss key opportunities in shaping the future of power grids, among leaders from the energy sector in Washington, D.C.
Workshop: D.C. Leads the Way on MicrogridsWhen: Monday, July 11, 2016 Where: U.S. Green Building Council, 2101 L Street NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037

In-person EDGE training available in Panama and Peru this August

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Participate in one of our EDGE Technical Workshops and learn the ins and outs of EDGE, a green building rating system for new residential and commercial buildings. A mass market transformation tool, EDGE will allow Latin America—and other emerging markets around the world—to scale up green buildings in a fast, simple and affordable way.
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SITES and soils: A sustainable site starts with healthy soil

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This article was developed with input from SITES Soil Technical Advisors.
Soil is the living skin of our planet: the foundation of all terrestrial life, regulator of our atmosphere, ultimate recycler of our waste and source of our water, food and materials. But as we’ve populated this planet and shaped it to our needs, we have often forgotten how essential soil is for our very survival.

Parksmart Advisors guide applicants to greater performance for parking structures

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Parksmart is the world’s only sustainability rating system defining and recognizing sustainable practices in parking structure management, programming, design and technology. An industry-driven, field-tested roadmap for new and existing parking structures, Parksmart recognizes the forward-thinking facilities shaping tomorrow’s sustainable mobility network.

Join the ranks of Parksmart Advisors

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Attend the International Parking Institute’s (IPI) upcoming Parksmart Advisor Training in Anaheim, California, on Sept. 27 to become a Parksmart Advisor! Parking and sustainability consultants, parking operators, garage owners and property managers interested in extending their range of expertise should attend.
IPI Parksmart Advisor Training
When: Sept. 27, 2016, 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.