Posted on

USGBC President Fedrizzi elected chair of world green building council

Washington—Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been elected chair of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). The WorldGBC is a coalition of green building councils from 89 countries around the world.

“I’ve watched in awe as the green building movement has grown on a global scale-as people from widely different backgrounds, countries and industries have united under a common commitment to building a healthier, more sustainable world,” Fedrizzi said. “I’m humbled to be a part of this massive movement, and honored to serve the WorldGBC and its global members.” Continue reading USGBC President Fedrizzi elected chair of world green building council

Posted on

Greenbuild opens tomorrow in Toronto

TORONTO— The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual conference and expo is making its way to Toronto tomorrow to celebrate “what’s next” in green building. Greenbuild is the world’s largest green building conference and expo and is expected to make an economic impact of $26 million CAD, bringing 25,000 delegates from over 115 countries to the event. A release from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre earlier this week also stated that Greenbuild will generate a positive impact on the local economy of over $58 million from delegate spending. Continue reading Greenbuild opens tomorrow in Toronto

Posted on

LEED 2012 draft: Wood industry has mixed reactions to proposed changes

The second iteration of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED 2012 standard presents an incomplete picture. So say several leaders of the sustainable wood industry, some of whom contend the draft lowers the bar on wood and forests, and would undermine movement toward forest conservation and sustainability. Continue reading LEED 2012 draft: Wood industry has mixed reactions to proposed changes

Posted on

Empire State Building achieves LEED Gold

NEW YORK—The Empire State Building has been awarded LEED Gold for Existing Buildings certification as further recognition from the $550 million Empire State ReBuilding program. The Empire State Building is the tallest and most well known building in the U.S. to receive LEED certification.

The 2.85 million-square-foot building is celebrating its 80th anniversary while nearing completion of its renewal and repurposing to meet the needs of 21st Century businesses. It is one of a small number of National Historic Landmarks to earn the designation, which was established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Continue reading Empire State Building achieves LEED Gold

Posted on

Court dismisses lawsuit against U.S. Green Building Council

WASHINGTON—The United States District Court in New York City today dismissed in its entirety the lawsuit brought against the U.S. Green Building Council by Henry Gifford and others, holding that none of the plaintiffs in the action had alleged or could allege any legal interest to be protected by their lawsuit.

Continue reading Court dismisses lawsuit against U.S. Green Building Council

Posted on

At Greenbuild 2010: Green movement showing no signs of slowing down

CHICAGO—While the economy’s continued struggles to gain momentum has dampened many areas of business, the green movement keeps plowing forward, at least according to the record number of exhibitors and attendees at the 9th Greenbuild International Conference & Expo here. And, as in previous years, the flooring industry came out in droves to showcase its ongoing leadership position within the building products industry that encompasses this massive show.

Official figures were not available as FCNews went to press, but according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the market’s owner, more than 25,000 people from 112 countries had registered by the time the event’s opening general session began, and crowds of more than 30,000 were anticipated over the three-day event. Continue reading At Greenbuild 2010: Green movement showing no signs of slowing down

Posted on

USGBC’s Web site offers a ‘guiding light’

WASHINGTON—As part of its mission to educate the masses on the benefits of green building, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Green Home Guide Web site is designed to act as “a community where green home experts come together to help people green their home— homes that use less energy, water and natural resources, create less waste, and are more durable and comfortable for your family.”
Greenhomeguide.com’s features include a Pro Directory where visitors can create their own company profile, show their portfolio of work as well as share their expertise for those looking to green their homes.
Continue reading USGBC’s Web site offers a ‘guiding light’