USGBCUS Green Building Council (trade organization)
USGBCUnited States Green Building Council
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The mission at US Green Building Council (USGBC) is to revolutionise how buildings and communities are designed, constructed and operated to enable environmentally, socially responsible and healthy environments improving overall qualities of life.
"Both adidas and Knauf have demonstrated courage and purposeful intent --tirelessly championing green building, pushing to transform the environment and helping to improve the quality of life for people in their communities," said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, of USGBC and Green Business Certification, Inc.
Green Building Council, its member companies and the green building community have come together to make our planet stronger, greener and more sustainable through LEED," says USGBC President Mahesh Ramanujam.
A passionate advocate for sustainable business, Fedrizzi co-founded USGBC while he was environmental marketing director at United Technologies Corporation.
The USGBC began awarding the Radical Industrialism Award in 2013 in honor of Ray Anderson, the late founder and chairman of sustainable-minded carpet manufacturer, Interface, Inc.
"It's not?'' asked Hardin, when told by a reporter who had checked the USGBC registry.
The program, open to organizations with a minimum of six certified projects in a single rating system family, provides greater access to LEED reviewers and recognition from the USGBC for demonstrating "consistent excellence in administering LEED projects."
USGBC also said Greenbuild is expanding its brand globally with the addition of a Greenbuild in Verona, Italy in 2014.
The LEED v4 rating system will be launched at USGBC's Greenbuild conference in Philadelphia, PA, scheduled to be held from November 20-22, 2013.
The deal means SGB is now one of 54 partners authorised to deliver USGBC's education programmess worldwide.
"USGBC's LEED certification will also serve as key benchmarks for our Green Stores Program as we continue to look for new ways to implement environmentally friendly practices and energy savings throughout the company."