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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.

    Q&A with Sarah Alexander, Senior Vice President, Credentialing & Certification

    Q&A with Sarah Alexander, Senior Vice President, Credentialing & Certification

    After 14 years as senior vice president of credentialing and certification at GBCI, Sarah Alexander will be moving on to focus on her family. Listen to Sarah speak about her experiences at GBCI and what motivates her about sustainability credentialing and certification.

    Sarah Alexander’s role has centered around professional credential and certification activities for GBCI’s suite of green business and sustainability products worldwide. GBCI administers credentials and certifications for USGBC’s LEED certification, the world’s most widely used green building rating system, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, SITES, EDGE, TRUE, City Climate Planner, and the Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits. Sarah’s time at GBCI has helped support an internal center for technical excellence and is marked by tremendous growth and activity both for GBCI and USGBC.

    • 9 min
    Growing Green Building Talent: How employers can support high school career development

    Growing Green Building Talent: How employers can support high school career development

    Learn what you can do to build the pipeline of future green building professionals. Explore six ideas for how green building companies can become more involved in strengthening education, engagement and experiences for students in their communities. Individual employees, groups or whole companies can implement these ideas. Likewise, the beneficiaries can be individual students, schools or entire school systems.

    • 39 min
    Jerome Foster II, USGBC Live Washington DC Keynote

    Jerome Foster II, USGBC Live Washington DC Keynote

    USGBC Live is the leading event for the future of buildings, cities and communities. Content at USGBC Live shares how to implement LEED, offers networking opportunities beyond the event to meet others in the industry, reveals new green building strategies that help with real world issues and explores the latest in green building technology platforms, including updates to LEED.

    Jerome Foster II is an environmental activist, voting rights advocate, and emerging technology engineer. He sits on President Biden’s White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

    • 36 min
    Donnel Baird, Boston Keynote, Electrifying Buildings and Climate Justice to Save the Planet

    Donnel Baird, Boston Keynote, Electrifying Buildings and Climate Justice to Save the Planet

    USGBC Live is the leading event for the future of buildings, cities and communities. Content at USGBC Live shares how to implement LEED, offers networking opportunities beyond the event to meet others in the industry, reveals new green building strategies that help with real world issues and explores the latest in green building technology platforms, including updates to LEED.

    Donnel Baird is the CEO and founder of BlocPower, a climate tech company working to rapidly green America's buildings in 25+ cities. He will share why aging buildings are a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions and how to solve this problem, while improving health outcomes and creating good, green jobs.

    • 31 min
    Boston Keynote, A Conversation with Chief Mariama White-Hammond

    Boston Keynote, A Conversation with Chief Mariama White-Hammond

    USGBC Live is the leading event for the future of buildings, cities and communities. Content at USGBC Live shares how to implement LEED, offers networking opportunities beyond the event to meet others in the industry, reveals new green building strategies that help with real world issues and explores the latest in green building technology platforms, including updates to LEED.

    Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space with the City of Boston joins us for our closing session. As Chief, Rev. White-Hammond oversees policy and programs on energy, climate change, sustainability, historic preservation and open space and has extensive background embedding equity and environmental justice into Boston's communities. We’ll explore innovative city initiatives including the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) to set carbon targets for existing large buildings, the Net Zero Carbon Zoning initiative, and a city-led youth green jobs program.

    • 46 min
    Winona LaDuke, Twin Cities Keynote, After The Time of the Seventh Fire, A Green Economy Emerges

    Winona LaDuke, Twin Cities Keynote, After The Time of the Seventh Fire, A Green Economy Emerges

    USGBC Live is the leading event for the future of buildings, cities and communities. Content at USGBC Live shares how to implement LEED, offers networking opportunities beyond the event to meet others in the industry, reveals new green building strategies that help with real world issues and explores the latest in green building technology platforms, including updates to LEED.

    We are at a crossroads – one path is green and lush, the other, charred. Economist, Water Protector, and Author, Winona LaDuke will share why a just transition through equitable access and mindful sustainability actions will build a green economy. Winona will explore how honoring natural biodiversity, increasing access to renewable energy, designing zero-carbon intentions, and delivering on intergenerational equity will collectively support our economic prosperity. Because when we put our heads together, and choose the green path, we will deliver a more peaceful and prosperous future for all.

    • 41 min

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