US Green Building Council highlights role of green buildings in resource conservation with series of activities marking World Green Building Week, part of global event involving 20,000 organizations across 90 nations
September 18, 2012
– USGBC highlights the role of green buildings in safeguarding communities and the next generation
The green building community is celebrating World Green Building Week with events around the globe that shine a spotlight on the key role of buildings in conserving resources, saving money and creating jobs while providing healthier places to live, learn, work and play. Organized by the World Green Building Council, the week has united 90 nations representing more than 20,000 organizations as they hold conferences, tours, educational events and gatherings that celebrate this year's theme, "Green Buildings for Great Communities."
World Green Building Week highlights the role of green buildings in creating greener and healthier neighborhoods, communities and cities, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is leading efforts nationally through events promoting green, resilient buildings and highlighting those who benefit most, our children.
"World Green Building Week is an important opportunity to educate communities around the world about the many benefits of green buildings-from human and environmental health to resilient infrastructure and robust economies," said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chair of USGBC and Chair of the World Green Building Council. "We also want to draw attention to the next generation and address the importance of healthy, sustainable learning and living environments."
USGBC's World Green Building Week activities include:
For more information on World Green Building Week, visit worldgbc.org.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future 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. For more information, visit usgbc.org and follow us on Twitter @USGBC , and Facebook at facebook.com/USGBC.