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Rick Fedrizzi

Even Thanksgiving Is Connected to Climate Change

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Because I spend all my time focusing on buildings and their impact on climate change, I hadn't considered that this Thanksgiving is one more area where we can all make a big contribution to climate change mitigation.

Living, Breathing History and Morality Through Design at Greenbuild 2014

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 11.06.2014 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

The U.S. Green Building Council recently concluded the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, which took place Oct. 22-24 in New Orleans. Th...

An Investment Perspective on Green Building Market Transformation

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

This week the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) - the independent certification organization for LEED, WELL, PEER and other sustainability...

'Super' Bowls, Fields, Stadiums, Arenas: Where We Play Has a Huge Opportunity to Be Green

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Why should sports venues be green? Their very size and scale make it a no-brainer. By the very nature of their mission, they are going to use a LOT of energy, especially if some of it is needed to keep people warm.

Dear Mr. President: Support Better Buildings Through Executive Action

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Doing more to advance better buildings would help millions of Americans save energy and save money --- and should be part of the President's agenda to help make 2014 "a breakthrough year for America."

City of Brotherly Love to Become a City of Hope at Greenbuild 2013

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

It's been almost a year since I've seen it and yet I still find my mind regularly drifting back to Silver Linings Playbook, the 2012 Oscar-winning mov...

LEED Is Looking Forward

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

I'd be hard put to call this latest skirmish about LEED's effectiveness a raging battle; it strikes me as being typical of the passionate dialogue tha...

The Price of Education

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Rick Fedrizzi

Do we want to simply talk a good game? Or do we want to put our money where our mouth is and give to our children and theirs what our parents and grandparents once sacrificed to give us?

Dear President Obama...Green Building Can Lead America's Economic Comeback!!

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

This week, 40,000 people will gather at Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco to celebrate the green building movement. And we've got a lot to cheer about.

Morning in Syracuse

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Rick Fedrizzi

It's morning in Syracuse, New York, and while the toxic partisanship of the past four years has left me wary, I'm leaning forward to that hopeful future for all of us.

Two Years Later: Rebuilding a Resilient Future for Haiti

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 03.13.2012 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Two years ago this week, Haiti was hit by the catastrophic earthquake that killed more than 315,000 people. Today, the work to rebuild this poorest country in the Western Hemisphere has barely gotten started.

Leadership Abounds: President Obama, President Clinton and Green Building Leaders Join Forces to Commit to Energy Efficiency

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

The efficiency opportunity is $130 billion dollars a year and 1 million new jobs if we keep working. The green building industry will be the workhorse that pulls us along the path of economic recovery.

Eleanor Goldberg

Nonprofits Find Creative Ways To Expand Despite Tough Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.01.2012 | Impact

Nonprofits are expanding despite the tough economy, but that doesn't mean they aren't being frugal about their money. Twelve percent of nonprofits ...

The President, the Packers and Winning One for the American People

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Building is a noble act and building sustainably is an act of nation-building that in 10 short years has created a $60 billion industry that never existed before.

Green Building Wins the Future

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

In his State of the Union address, President Obama boldly proclaimed this to be our opportunity to win the future. But a huge part of winning that future is reducing our reliance on the fuels of the past.

U.S. Green Building Council's Greenbuild 2010; Chicago is Leading the Way on Green Building

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Frank Lloyd Wright once said that, "Chicago may eventually be the last beautiful, great city in the world." What Mr. Wright didn't know at the time i...

Green Schools for Every Child in This Generation

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Imagine a future where children wake up excited to go to school. Imagine that when they get to school, they are met with clean fresh air, classrooms ...

Making History In Las Vegas, Part I: Clinton's At the Celebration

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Sterling

There were two local-Las-Vegas historical events last week that are significant because each signals what one hopes is the beginning of a new era in ...