USGBC Announces International LEED Rankings

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced on July 22 its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for LEED.

The Top 10 list highlights countries outside of the U.S. that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation. The announcement comes at a time of increased international focus on climate change mitigation in the lead up to the United Nations’ COP21 climate negotiations this December.

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Firms Around the World Commit to Going Green

ONTARIO, Canada — Firms are finding business value and opportunities from green building, including the opportunity to develop new environmentally responsible products, according to McGraw-Hill Construction’s latest SmartMarket Report in partnership with the World Green Building Council (WGBC).

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Studies Make Case for Green Building

NEW YORK — Two studies from McGraw-Hill Construction (MGH) and one developed by Turner Construction, both international building contractors headquartered in New York, show that the demand for green buildings continues to increase despite the struggling worldwide economy.

In fact, one MGH study indicates that 81 percent of U.S. executives believe the public expects them to “institutionalize” sustainability.

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