USGBC Archive

  • New  Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs, communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products.

    New Safety Data Sheets

    New Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs, communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products.
  • We hear about LEED all the time but many of us are unaware of how it came about or evolved.  Here's a brief history.

    LEED History

    We hear about LEED all the time but many of us are unaware of how it came about or evolved. Here's a brief history.
  • Let's work together with the USGBC to ensure the General Services Administration (GSA) remains a green building leader.

    Letter: Tell GSA to Continue Its Commitment to Leadership

    Let's work together with the USGBC to ensure the General Services Administration (GSA) remains a green building leader.
  • Three new surveys indicate that green building remains strong despite the uncertain global economy, with designers and builders anticipating an increasing number of green projects.

    Green Building Sees Growth, But Fewer Firms Pursue LEED

    Three new surveys indicate that green building remains strong despite the uncertain global economy, with designers and builders anticipating an increasing number of green projects.
  • Across the USA, the Green Building Council has helped thousands of developers win tax breaks and grants by giving 'green' or LEED certification status. A diverse group of industry insiders is involved in the green construction effort, which will reach $122 billion in 2015. The state of Maryland boasts 388 buildings and is an example of the growing popularity of LEED, along with local businessman David Pratt who has benefited from his own lobbying.

    ‘Green’ growth fuels an entire industry

    Across the USA, the Green Building Council has helped thousands of developers win tax breaks and grants by giving 'green' or LEED certification status. A diverse group of industry insiders is involved in the green construction effort, which will reach $122 billion in 2015. The state of Maryland boasts 388 buildings and is an example of the growing popularity of LEED, along with local businessman David Pratt who has benefited from his own lobbying.
  • More than 1,200 leading businesses and organizations representing a wide array of industries today sent a letter asking the General Services Administration (GSA) to continue to use the LEED green building rating system to advance innovation in construction and save taxpayer dollars.

    More Than 1,200 Businesses and Organizations Commend GSA for Using LEED to Support Innovation and Save Taxpayer Dollars

    More than 1,200 leading businesses and organizations representing a wide array of industries today sent a letter asking the General Services Administration (GSA) to continue to use the LEED green building rating system to advance innovation in construction and save taxpayer dollars.
  • LEED and Energy Star are no longer enough for a marketplace yearning for more ways to go green and incorporate sustainability...

    Green Building’s Growing Pains

    LEED and Energy Star are no longer enough for a marketplace yearning for more ways to go green and incorporate sustainability...