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Green by the Numbers

Every year the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) comes out with its list of the top 10  states for LEED certified buildings. The list, ranked by per capita, highlights the states that are making significant strides in sustainable design, construction and transformation.

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Growth of Green Construction

One of the things we are always discussing in the pages of the magazine is sustainable and green construction.  We look at how the architecture and construction market has changed over the past several years, while looking towards the future.

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Greenbuild Sustainability

The 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is just around the corner, October 22-24 in New Orleans. Earlier this summer, Hanley Wood and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the 2013 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, which highlighted valuable metrics regarding the impact on energy use and waste management during the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo last year in Philadelphia.

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World Cup Fever

By Marcy Marro, Editor

It's World Cup fever all over the world, and while I don't know the first thing about soccer, I can enjoy a good sports match as much as the next person. I was on my way home for most of the USA-Ghana match that took place a few days ago, but was able to catch the very exciting ending. According to the ratings, the USA-Ghana game drew 11.1 million viewers per minute, making it the  most watched men's soccer match ever on ESPN or ESPN2.

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Partnerships & Collaborations

Last month, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced a new partnership. This new partnership is designed to streamline how LEED and WELL work together in a demonstration of how green building, health and wellness go hand in hand.

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Educating for a Sustainable Future

It was recently announced that the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, along with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), released a National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability. This plan is a call for action to ensure that Education for Sustainability (EfS) is accessible to all students across the United States, and outlines a goal for all 50 states to adopt a comprehensive green schools policy that includes a sustainable literacy graduation requirement by 2040.

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