The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), with the generous support of a $1 million donation from United Technologies Corp., has launched www.Greenbuild365.org to transform green building education through global, online access. USGBC has been a leading voice for expanded green building research and education to support the exponential growth of the green building movement.

Greenbuild365.org 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.

The site's debut builds upon USGBC's success in presenting online educational courses ranging from Carbon reduction strategies in the built environment to greening building operations; and will be a milestone in the worldwide availability of information on the latest green building practices.

Greenbuild365.org will be launched Wednesday, Nov. 7, immediately prior to a speech by UTC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer George David at Greenbuild, the green building industry's annual gathering. David will address opportunities for greater energy efficiency available using today's technology.

David's remarks, along with those of other Greenbuild conference speakers, including former President Bill Clinton, will be available via streaming video through Greenbuild365.org, along with attendee blogs, polling tools and other information.

Peter Templeton, Vice President of Education & Research, USGBC, explained, "We have the ability to accelerate change and positively influence the world for years to come; we can accomplish that through education."

Andrea Doane, UTC Director of Community Affairs and Corporate Giving, said, "Research shows many in the building industries misjudge both the costs and benefits of building green. UTC is pleased to be the founding sponsor of Greenbuild365, an important tool in raising awareness of just how much can be done to increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption."

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the building systems and aerospace industries. It is a founding member of the USGBC.