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In Community 04.25.2016

Be part of a movement (USGBC Central Pennsylvania)

Be part of the green building movement in Central Pennsylvania. USGBC Central Pennsylvania is working to inspire sustainable transformation in our area through the built environment, and we are searching for motivated individuals committed to making a difference within our region and beyond. Due to the inherent nature of our work, you’ll be volunteering with a group of individuals whose impact stretches far beyond our region. We’re all committed to reversing the impact of...

In Community 04.20.2016

Spend 30 minutes outside each day in June (USGBC Minnesota)

Are you up for the challenge? Spend 30 minutes in nature each day, for 30 days, this June. It seems like a simple task, but can you be outside without your phone or tablet? Have you taken time to acknowledge and appreciate the ecosystem that benefits your well-being? Sign up for the 30x30 Nature Challenge. Birds are singing, the breeze smells sweet and trees are about to start budding. With warmer weather around the corner in Wisconsin, our minds turn to weekend hikes, bike rides, fishing...

In Community 04.19.2016

Composting at GreenCon: Sustainable community (USGBC Central Pennsylvania)

For the GreenCon 2016 event this past March, Dickinson catering services provided the breakfast, lunch and cocktail hour. In an effort to be more sustainable, a significant portion of the food was sourced from local farms, including the Dickinson College Farm, and all food waste generated by the event was composted by the farm. The farm processes all food waste generated by the college throughout the year, as well as all events held on the campus. Instead of rotting in the landfill and...

In Community 04.19.2016

Meet Bethany Wilcoxan, Market Leadership Advisory Board Member (USGBC Iowa)

The USGBC Iowa Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB) members serve as the primary volunteer leadership voice for USGBC in Iowa. The MLAB represents a diverse group of locally based leaders who advise on strategic and tactical activities implemented as part of USGBC’s global work plan. This leadership group contributes to the global success of the USGBC community by working collaboratively within a larger network in order to develop and implement integrative, consistent and...

In Community 04.25.2016

Meet Christopher Osore, Market Leadership Advisory Board Member (USGBC Iowa)

The USGBC Iowa Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB) members serve as the primary volunteer leadership voice for USGBC in Iowa. The MLAB represents a diverse group of locally based leaders who advise on strategic and tactical activities implemented as part of USGBC’s global work plan. This leadership group contributes to the global success of the USGBC community by working collaboratively within a larger network in order to develop and implement integrative, consistent and...

In Community 04.20.2016

Commissioning engineer opportunity with local partner (USGBC North Carolina)

USGBC North Carolina's Bronze Partner Building EnergetiCx seeks a Commissioning Engineer in Charlotte, N.C.  Building EnergetiCx is an independent commissioning firm working as a team to bridge the gap between the design, construction and operation of buildings. Their team is looking for a Commissioning Engineer that is motivated and highly organized, with knowledge of the MEP design, testing and balance, or controls industries. The position provides support to the Commissioning...

In Community 04.19.2016

Get your USGBC Kentucky Emerging Professionals volunteer passport

Emerging Professionals (EPs) in Kentucky are invited to help "earn" their way to exciting and educational USGBC events, awards and scholarships with the new USGBC Kentucky Emerging Professionals Passport.  Throughout the year, USGBC Kentucky hosts events specifically for Emerging Professionals, including: Volunteer shifts at Forecastle Festival ADVANCE projects (greening existing buildings for nonprofits) Green Scenes Partner events with ULI, YPAL, AIA, KY ASLA and Women In...

In Community 04.18.2016

USGBC National Capital Region Emerging Professionals Roundtable inspires both EPs and...

The USGBC National Capital Region Emerging Professionals (EPs) are one of our most ambitious and successful committees, regularly hosting very well-attended events, and the third "Meet the Board" roundtable event was no exception. The EPs held an engaging evening of networking and socializing with board members at the end of March at USGBC headquarters.  Meeting with industry experts In addition to an opportunity to meet USGBC National Capital Region board members Jennifer Johnson,...

In Community 04.21.2016

What makes your heart beat "green"? (USGBC Greater Virginia)

The smallest gestures can remind us that what we do with USGBC matters. USGBC has some big numbers: nearly 2 million square feet of certified LEED buildings globally per day. Over 100,000 LEED Accredited Professionals in the United States. LEED buildings use 16 percent less water and 15 percent less energy, on average. These numbers are impressive—but impact on the human scale is what we want for every child who suffers from environmentally triggered illnesses such as asthma. Asthma is...

In Community 04.20.2016

Saint-Gobain goes LEED Platinum [USGBC+ Mar/April 2016]

This article was originally published as "Living Lab" in the March/April issue of USGBC+. Read the original version. Monica Brogan, manager of sales support at CertainTeed Corporation, knew she had a crackerjack team. But when her department moved last October to the new North American headquarters of CertainTeed’s parent company, Saint-Gobain, she was in for a shock.  The move, from the company’s former headquarters in Valley Forge, Pa., to nearby Malvern, turned out to...

In Community 04.19.2016

USGBC Arkansas announces Green Tie Award winners

USGBC Arkansas is pleased to announce the 2016 Green Tie Award winners. Seven outstanding projects, firms and individuals will be honored at the Green Tie Gala on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. Pioneer Award: David Perry, RPPY Architects, Little Rock Legacy Project Award: Heifer International HQ, Little Rock Outstanding Firm/Organization: Jackson Brown Palculict Architects, Little Rock Impact Award: Bill Harrison, Harrison Energy Partners, Little...

In Community 04.18.2016

Dispatches from the Ambassadors

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we’d like to recognize some of USGBC’s Ambassadors, who are working hard to bring green building and sustainability to new and underserved organizations in the communities they love. Over the past few months, we’ve heard incredible stories of partnership, engagement and action from across our network. USGBC volunteers are delivering our call to advance social equity in the green building movement. Here are...

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