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.
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.
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.
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.
World’s leading green credentialing body and industry association collaborate to increase deployment of cleaner, resilient energy grids for more sustainable cities, communities and campuses
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.
Interested in becoming a LEED Fellow? Know someone else who would be a great candidate? The time is now. USGBC's call for nominations of qualified applicants is now open for the 2016 class of LEED Fellows.