Why should you learn about green building?
In today's business world, LEED is the language
of green. The USGBC is leading the way to a sustainably built environment with LEED, the
catalyst for fundamentally changing the way
we think about designing, constructing, operating and maintaining our buildings. Achieving a LEED credential signifies that you are amongst the most qualified, educated and influential green-building professionals in the marketplace.
Discounted USGBC Workshop Prices
In 2014, the USGBC South Florida Chapter will be offering the lowest prices for the highest quality LEED education offered by anyone in the region. By being a member of our nonprofit organization, not only will you save monies and secure your credential of choice and all of your CEs and CEUs, but also all of the terrific benefits of local USGBC membership. Check back here or our master program calendar for details of upcoming workshops and online education opportunities.
Education@USGBC ... from the comfort of your home or office
While Edu-Casts featured by the South Florida Chapter are in-person viewings at the posted venue, you can still learn and grow your green-building knowledge online, anytime, anywhere by visiting Education@USGBC. There is a modest cost associated with such access, but there is an exceptional (and growing) selection of courses that we, as a local Chapter, are not able to offer simply because of time and capacity. Our parent organization has done an outstanding job of creating this new platform for green-building education, and we encourage you to check out the offerings at the link above.
Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG)
GBIG is a global innovation platform for exploring and comparing the green dimensions of the built environment. The USGBC's GBIG is the premier search engine for green building data. GBIG provides tools that allow project teams, portfolio managers, investors, product manufacturers, researchers and the general public to discover green buildings around the world, generate insights and accelerate market transformation. GBIG is organized around activities (projects at or within a building), buildings, places, strategies and collections. Users can navigate this incredible resource through these main areas, browse featured content, or simply enter keywords into the search.
State Market Briefs
Thanks to the USGBC's stong focus on Advocacy, we are now be able to access state-level green-building data in real time. These State Market Briefs are data visualization dashboards that provide a quick look at LEED and USGBC data specific to a State. The visualizations can also be exported as pdf files to share with neighbors, friends, colleagues and elected officials.
This resource provides cumulative registered and certified project totals, project achievement totals, gross square footage, project totals broken out by owner type and space type, USGBC member organizations by type, credential holders, links to Chapter(s) serving that particular state, and a project profile scorecard. The USGBC will make market briefs for countries outside the USA upon request, and plans to add LEED Homes and LEED ND data in the future. Check out Florida and your home State!