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In Community 10.9.2015

Register for the Montana Annual Summit

USGBC Montana is excited to announce the 2016 Annual Summit. Join us for another fantastic conference at the beautiful Big Sky Resort.  We are thrilled to have Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and Founding Chair of USGBC, join us as the keynote speaker. Montana Annual SummitJanuary 22–23, 2016Big Sky Resort, Montana The two-day event offers great education and networking opportunities, as well as a chance to get out and enjoy the mountain for skiing or snowboarding. The annual Montana...

In Community 10.2.2015

Freebie Friday: USGBC wallpaper October 2015

Download our latest USGBC-branded wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Did we mention that it's free?   (Click the links below to download.) 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet And while you're at it, view freebies from January, April and July, and tell us what wallpaper you'd like for your device by leaving us a note in the comments.

In Community 10.1.2015

Voting now open for Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award

Thanks in part to the dedicated volunteers who contribute to the green building movement each year, USGBC continues to advance a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous built environment in communities across the globe. The USGBC Malcolm Lewis Volunteer IMPACT! Award recognizes a high-impact, volunteer-driven project or initiative. The award honors Malcolm Lewis, Ph.D., the founder of Constructive Technologies Group, who served on USGBC’s board and chaired its Technical and...

In Community 09.29.2015

The 2015 #USGBCFamily retreat is here!

It’s a busy week again here at USGBC headquarters! We are excited to have leaders from throughout the integrated USGBC network joining us to plan for 2016 and beyond.  Community advancement team members are joining us from Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. This three-day retreat will feature presentations on many new initiatives and community projects that will help extend USGBC’s reach both locally and...

In Community 10.2.2015

Register your project for the Montana Sustainability Awards

USGBC Montana created the Montana Sustainability Awards to acknowledge and celebrate the best building, site development and products and processes in sustainable design and construction across the state. These projects represent the finest standards in sustainability, innovation, building performance and overall integration.  The intent of the Montana Sustainability Awards program is to encourage excellence in sustainability and to provide an avenue through which practitioners may gain...

In Community 10.2.2015

Montana green schools K-12 public school project

What is the USGBC Montana O+M Pilot Program? USGBC Montana will select one qualified K-12 public school within the state and will provide the school with guidance and assistance going through the Building Operations and Maintenance certification process. USGBC Montana will provide financial assistance as well as fundraising support to help the selected school achieve LEED certification using the O+M rating system. The end goal is to improve student health and educational outcomes...

In Community 09.30.2015

Mentorship matters: Bringing Up Girls

Saturday’s Green Apple Day of Service was, as usual, a full-force show of strength. Helping hands around the world got to work on an issue close to home for us all: where our children learn matters. This year, the day held a different level of significance for some of USGBC’s staff, as we focused our service projects on "Bringing Up Girls." Bringing Up Girls is a USGBC initiative that aims to cultivate sustainable leadership among adolescent girls and equip them with the...

In Community 09.28.2015

Made at TalentFX: How Greenbuild jump-started my career

TalentFX is returning to Greenbuild this year in Washington, DC. This cutting-edge program features a direct line to master speakers in an intimate setting, offers amazing opportunities to connect with your peers and leaders in the green building industry and grants access to invaluable career advice. We could brag about how awesome TalentFX 2015 is going to be all day long, but why take our word for it? Below, Nishant Makhijani, a past TalentFX and Greenbuild attendee, shares his...

In Community 10.2.2015

Call for nominations for the 2016-2017 USGBC Indiana Board

Support the health, efficiency and vibrancy of the Indiana community! USGBC Indiana is pleased to announce a call for nominations for four open positions for volunteers to lead the organization. Our Chapter Board represents a diversity of locally based leaders who advise on strategic and tactical activities implemented as part of USGBC’s global work plan. This leadership group works collaboratively within a larger network of Market Leadership Advisory Boards in order to develop and...

In Community 10.1.2015

USGBC welcomes five chapters as integrated regions

Today, we are excited to welcome five USGBC chapters as integrated regions of USGBC national. Please join us in welcoming Arizona, Hampton Roads, Minnesota, Redwood Empire and West Virginia. Over the past few months, we've welcomed 17 chapters as part of our exciting chapter network evolution. The transition is piloting a new model for USGBC chapters and local market engagement. This will provide an exciting opportunity for our local USGBC regions to enhance their operations...

In Community 09.29.2015

Introducing our new podcast series: Changemakers@USGBC

Not too long ago, I lived in Las Vegas, where I would go downtown every first Saturday of the month. I would attend a speaker series where locals from around the valley, some known and some unknown, would share their stories. It was unlike anything I had experienced, and I always left feeling inspired and alive. What I learned was that everyone has a story, and that story has the power to heal, the power to teach, the power to change lives…but that can only happen if the story is shared...

In Community 09.24.2015

What Malcolm Lewis meant to me

A little while back I got a call from USGBC’s CEO Rick Fedrizzi. It wasn’t a typical call. After a brief reminiscence on the last time we had a chance to travel together and a bit of other preamble, he got to the point of the reason he was calling: he wanted to let me know that he had decided not to renew his contract with USGBC at the end of 2016, moving on from leading the organization I’ve been working for since 2002 and that he’s been the heart and soul of for...

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