The U.S. Green Building Council, with the support of a $1 million donation from United Technologies Corp., has launched to transform green building education through global, online access. will feature free and fee-based courses on green building technologies and innovations, along with practical training to prepare professionals to successfully apply LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification to building design, construction and operation.

In other news, USGBC has re-launched its Web site,, with cleaner, smarter and more user friendly features.

Highlights of the Web site include a resource section designed to make LEED® project credit templates more accessible; easier access to online reference guides and LEED reference documents; more resources for members and chapters; a USGBC store to purchase workshop materials and publications; and a more comprehensive listing of educational offerings and workshops.