The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched USGBC+, a new magazine for its community of nearly 13,000 member organizations that are committed to USGBC’s mission to create sustainable buildings and communities for all within this generation.
The magazine is available as a complimentary amenity for USGBC members, which range from small businesses to multinational corporations, local governments, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.
“USGBC’s network of members, large and small, form the backbone of the worldwide movement toward high-performing green structures that serve as a pathway to a healthier planet, healthier people and healthier bottom lines,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO, and founding chair, USGBC.
In regard to the magazine title, Fedrizzi wrote in the inaugural issue: “That plus sign may appear diminutive, but it packs a huge punch. It signifies the work we do every day at USGBC to bring you the resources and support you need to take your green building efforts to unimagined heights.”
USGBC+ content reflects the best and brightest minds in green building, curated by the creators of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s premier green building program. Each issue will highlight green building stories, strategies and lessons, exploring the inspiration and motivation of the leaders and project teams responsible for transforming our built environment. The magazine’s sections reflect USGBC’s different programs, from advocacy to international, as well as the principles that guide USGBC’s LEED rating system, ranging from addressing climate change to facilitating a green economy.
The first issue of the bimonthly magazine will be mailed to USGBC member organizations beginning in mid-May.