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U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL: Residential Markets Update

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Happy New Year!

USGBC's Residential Market Development team is looking forward to working with you this year to keep the green residential movement going strong!


Greenbuild Residential Summit - Recap

The second-annual Greenbuild Residential Summit was a smash success in Phoenix this year, with over 1,000 attendees taking part in the special two-day event. Our 15 focused educational sessions were bookended this year by star-studded panel discussions of how the homebuilding industry is implementing green building practices in new homes, and the importance of continuing to push for green retrofits of existing structures.

If you weren't able to join us for Greenbuild Residential Summit this year, you can view the Residential opening plenary session in full on www.GreenbuildExpo.org. Or, purchase the full Summit Proceedings today!


USGBC Affordable Housing Summit

For the fifth year in a row, The Home Depot Foundation, The Oak Hill Fund and USGBC sponsored a two-day Affordable Housing Summit. This year’s Summit included panel discussions on green retrofits of existing affordable developments, as well as transit-oriented development and other timely topics. Attendees also toured green affordable housing developments around Phoenix.

Thank you to all of our attendees for making this event a success! If you missed this year’s summit, presentations and more information are available here.


USGBC's 2010 Call for Session Proposals

Share your expertise: USGBC is now accepting proposals for educational sessions for the 2010 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, Greenbuild International Forum, and Federal Summit. If your proposal is selected, you are eligible for event discounts, CEUs and more.

» Download the Call for Proposals (PDF), which outlines proposal requirements and selection criteria.

» Then submit your session proposal.


Let REGREEN Guide your Next Remodel

REGREEN, the residential remodeling program created by ASID and USGBC, is an online platform designed to support you on your next remodeling project. Highlighted by green project case studies and the interactive Green Stategy Generator tool that tailors just the right green techniques for your unique project, REGREEN provides the information you need to make your next remodeling project a vision in green!

» Visit the All-New www.REGREENprogram.org today!


2010 Natural Talent Design Competition

USGBC's 2010 Natural Design Competition, in partnership with Salvation Army’s EnviRenew Initiative, will focus its sights on the rebuilding effort in New Orleans, Louisiana. Competitors will design a LEED for Homes project that is affordable and functional for elderly occupants.

Designs will be selected from the local competition finalists to be showcased at the 2010 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Chicago and, for the first time, the projects will be constructed in New Orleans, LA, and will compete in a measurement and verification phase. The design team whose home performs best during measurement and verification will be awarded the final grand prize.

» Download the complete Program Description

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