Gender equality is key to sustainable development, so is no surprise that the subject is included in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Still, the relationship between environmental sustainability and women's empowerment has often been overlooked in practice—particularly in the construction industry.
In December 2016, GBCI announced that LEED precertification would be available to all LEED v4 Building Design and Construction (BD+C) and Operations and Maintenance (O+M) projects pursuing the performance path to certification. The same LEED precertification is now available to all LEED 2009 BD+C projects as well.
West Village is the first Parksmart-certified project in Asia and outside of the U.S.
At USGBC, we often talk about the fact that you can’t manage what you can’t measure. There are many factors that can impact the performance of a building, and knowing your energy and water usage is the first step in spotting and addressing any issues as soon as they crop up. This is also why GBCI requires LEED projects to provide energy and water data on an ongoing basis.
Too often, landscapes, infrastructure and buildings are designed without regard to their harmful impact on our scarce resources, essential ecological systems and quality of life. Population growth and development are causing our communities to use more resources than ever before, which means more waste. We must think beyond the building to gain the benefits of healthy ecosystems.
USGBC’s Founding Chair to Anchor World’s Largest Green Building Conference and Expo as it Comes to China for the First Time
Interested in learning how to cut waste and costs at your campus? Kick-start your zero waste journey and take waste reduction at your campus to the next level by attending these two events at Greenbuild Boston.
The region’s average GRESB Score is higher than the global average