Tag Archives | USGBC


The Punch List – 6/1/18

GBA’s Punch List is a weekly collection of the latest news in green buildings and sustainability. Celebrating a remarkable achievement in green building. Frick Environmental Center joins only 20 other buildings with Living Building Certification – the highest green building standard demanding extensive performance requirements like net zero water and energy. The project is only the second in PA to achieve […]

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Fast Facts: How GBA Reports Your Continuing Education Hours

As you may know, Green Building Alliance offers a variety of opportunities for AIA and LEED professionals to earn continuing education units (CEUs) that count toward credential maintenance. These CEUs are associated with events that contribute to professional development, offer new insights into the green building industry, and provide valuable networking opportunities. The ability to offer […]

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USGBC Leed in Motion Report

USGBC Report Shows Industrial Sector Prioritizes LEED, Sustainability in Design and Operations

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s latest report, LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities, highlights the collaborative efforts across the manufacturing sector to design and implement LEED and prioritize environmental stewardship for industrial facilities. The report showcases the most impressive LEED certified industrial facilities in the world and includes a foreword from Pittsburgh’s own Mayor William […]

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Groundbreaking Schools Report Shows Systemic Inequity in a State-By-State Analysis of Investment in American School Infrastructure

USGBC recently released the State of Our Schools: America’s K-12 Facilities report, demonstrating that the nation faces a projected annual shortfall of $46 billion in school funding, despite significant effort on the part of local communities. The report features an in-depth, state-by-state analysis of investment in school infrastructure and focuses on 20 years of school […]

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Business Advantages to Third-Party Certifications

Green building and place standards like Energy Star and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) have become mainstream, demonstrating a clear focus on designing for a sustainable future. While third-party certifications may not fit every project, they add significant value, provide quality control and assurance, and must be considered for prudent business. Studies prove […]

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Pittsburgh Emerging Professionals

Pittsburgh Emerging Professionals ADVANCE-ing USGBC’s Mission

From June 28-July 1, 2015, GBA’s Emerging Professionals members Lynn Abdouni and Cassie Treshok represented the Pittsburgh region at U.S. Green Building Council’s Convergence conference in San Diego, California. During the coming year, Lynn and Cassie will serve on the USGBC’s Emerging Professionals National Committee to usher in a new program called ADVANCE.  The initiative seeks […]

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LEED v4 and The New Sustainability Measures

The U.S. Green Building Council launched its new Version 4 of LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – at its annual Greenbuild conference last fall. This article (written by Janel Everly for CMAA’s eJournal) outlines the major new and revised provisions of LEED that may affect CMs and their clients. What does LEED […]

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