Google Supporting USGBC on Green Building Materials

November 15, 2012 · Print This Article

A grant of $3 million from Google to the US Green Building Council (USGBC) was announced during the annual Greenbuild conference which is taking place in San Francisco this week. Google has been a leader with the greening of its own facilities and has taken a very proactive step in avoiding the use of “red list” construction materials in its own facilities.

The grant is meant to be used for furthering

green building materials research and the promotion of communications in and around the green building process. “The grant supports three related efforts: research on building materials and their effect on health, development of new building transparency tools,

and encouraging conversation amoung industry stakeholders.” More specific detail about how this grant will be applied by USGBC remains to be announced.

Google’s grant gives the USGBC some leverage of its own since […]

[Source] Cynthia

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