Is change always good? Eight of the ten warmest years on record have occurred since 2001. Extreme weather conditions have become more common with climate change. Today, buildings in the USA consume approximately 65% of the nation’s electricity and account for 40% of the total energy use. Accelerated burning of fossil fuels to quench the ever growing thirst of the global energy demands is having an unprecedented impact on the environment while contributing to higher energy costs and reduced reserves. However, many opportunities exist to minimize the footprint left behind from the construction, renovation and operation of buildings. This presentation explores the evidence in support of climate change, the contributions of the US Green Building Council to help solve this problem and why this information should be important to you. Your journey along the pathway of sustainability should continue from here…now! The earth’s children are depending on you!