Google Donates $3 million for Greener Buildings

December 13, 2012 - Google is giving $3 million to the US Green Building Council (USGBC), which supports the development of buildings with lower carbon footprints. The donation, announced by Google at the recent Greenbuild International Conference in San Francisco, aims to help transform the building materials industry by encouraging the development of eco-friendly solutions and accelerating the creation of healthier indoor environments.

“Working with Google enables us to broaden our efforts in the materials industry as we prepare for the next version of the LEED green building program, LEED v4,” said Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC president and CEO. “This updated rating system will paint a more complete picture of materials and products, enabling project teams to make more informed decisions.”

Google’s funding will go toward supporting research on building materials and health, development of transparency tools, and engagement of stakeholders from across the industry.

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