USGBC launches educational site

The U.S. Green Building Council has launched to transform green building education through global, online access.


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), with the support of a $1 million donation from United Technologies Corp., has launched to transform green building education through global, online access. USGBC has been a leading voice for expanded green building research and education to support the exponential growth of the green building movement. will feature free and fee-based courses on green building technologies and innovations, along with practical training to prepare professionals to successfully apply LEED certification to building design, construction, and operation.

The site’s debut builds upon USGBC’s success in presenting online educational courses ranging from carbon reduction strategies in the built environment to greening building operations; it will be a milestone in the worldwide availability of information on the latest green building practices. was launched Wednesday, Nov. 7, immediately prior to a speech by UTC Chairman and CEO George David at Greenbuild, the green building industry’s annual gathering. David addressed opportunities for greater energy efficiency available using today’s technology.

David’s remarks, along with those of other Greenbuild conference speakers, including President Bill Clinton, will be available via streaming video through, along with attendee blogs, polling tools, and other information.

This year’s Greenbuild Conference & Expo, featuring 850 exhibit booths and hundreds of educational sessions, drew more than 22,000 attendees.

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