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In Community 04.18.2016

Apply for the Rob Eggers Memorial Scholarship (USGBC North Carolina)

The Rob Eggers Memorial Scholarship fund was established by USGBC North Carolina in honor of the late Rob Eggers, a valued member of the Charlotte sustainable design community. A longtime volunteer with the local USGBC community, Rob served on the Education and Programs Committee. His volunteer work was instrumental in developing programs for the local branch and in strengthening partnerships with other organizations to provide education throughout the region. Passionate about education,...

In Community 04.14.2016

National Volunteer Week: Recognizing LEED volunteers

For USGBC, National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to highlight the work that our volunteer groups dedicate to the organization’s mission every single day of the year. After years of work on the LEED rating system, I remain inspired by our volunteer network, which comprises more than 250 green building professionals located around the globe. The hundreds of hours that these architects, engineers, manufacturers, developers, educators, scientists and policy professionals contribute to...

In Community 04.12.2016

Colorado Buffaloes' Coors Events Center wins USGBC LEED Bracket championship

This article was originally published by cubuffs.com on April 8, 2016 as "Buffs Win USGBC's #LEEDbracket Championship." Read the original article.  The Colorado Buffaloes and specifically the Coors Events Center, won the inaugural USGBC #LEEDBracket National Championship, a twitter-based, four-round competition of LEED-certified college basketball arenas in the United States. The Buffs were one of 16 schools picked for the competition, along with Arizona State, Georgia Tech, George...

In Community 04.11.2016

Golf tournament and sponsorship opportunity (USGBC South Carolina)

Lead the way to energy efficiency and promote green initiatives by joining us at our 2nd Annual South Carolina Upstate Green Initiative Golf Summit. The USGBC South Carolina Upstate Branch is hosting the Green Initiative Summit on May 13. This is our annual Captain’s Choice golf tournament fundraiser to support the work of our nonprofit organization and its mission: to promote and educate for a prosperous and sustainable future for our state through cost-effective, energy-saving...

In Community 04.15.2016

Women IN Green Luncheon empowers members of USGBC Indiana

At Greenbuild 2015, Annalise Dietzen and I attended the Women in Green Power Breakfast. After attending the empowering breakfast event, we decided that we were going to bring it back from Washington, D.C., to our home state of Indiana. I was elected to the USGBC Indiana Market Leadership Advisory Board just days before Greenbuild, so when we got back to our home state, we drafted a proposal and got to work. Inspiring leaders On April 2, 2016, over 65 powerhouse men and women gathered in...

In Community 04.13.2016

Sustainability manager opportunity with construction partner (USGBC North Carolina)

USGBC North Carolina's Gold Partner, Choate Construction, seeks a Sustainability Manager in Charlotte, N.C.   The sustainability manager helps develop, implement and manage sustainable process for each individual office. They are responsible for providing sustainable leadership, support and training for other Choate employees and Sustainability Coordinator Specialist personnel for their office. They assist in the development of sustainable initiatives and processes and serve as the...

In Community 04.12.2016

Year of advancement: Baseline existing conditions

USGBC Georgia staff member Suzanne Haerther believes that “every building matters.”  But, as she’s learned from managing Georgia’s High Performing Healthy Schools offering, it can be difficult to collect accurate information about the existing sustainability measures taken in educational and other community-based organizations’ facilities. When project teams don’t have accurate data or a full understanding of the space, it’s...

In Community 04.11.2016

An updated look for USGBC Redwood Empire

USGBC Redwood Empire has a new look and presence on usgbc.org! Bookmark the new site to stay up to date on news and events from the Redwood Empire community. USGBC Redwood Empire extends along the Northern California coast from north of San Francisco to the Oregon border and spans seven counties, including Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte. We provide members the opportunity to be part of the conversation and interface with cutting-edge leaders and...

In Community 04.15.2016

Freebie Friday: USGBC wallpaper for Earth Day

Download our Earth Day-themed, USGBC-branded wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Did we mention that it's free?   (Click the links below to download.) Earth Day Option A 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / iPhone / Tablet Earth Day Option B 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet Earth Day Social Media Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google / YouTube And while you're at it, view freebies from January,...

In Community 04.13.2016

Rocky Mountain Institute breaks a trail to energy efficiency [USGBC+ Mar/April 2016]

This article was originally published as "Pathways to Progress" in the March/April issue of USGBC+. Read the original version. With offices in Colorado, New York and Washington, D.C., Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) works in two capacities. It is a combined research and consulting institution whose mission is to drive the efficient and restorative use of energy-related resources worldwide. The brainchild of Amory Lovins, RMI demonstrates alternatives to traditional building practices and...

In Community 04.12.2016

Meet Susan Judkins, 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 04.8.2016

Call for presenters at Building Green Duluth Conference (USGBC Minnesota)

Now is your chance to highlight your expertise by presenting at the Building Green Duluth Conference. Building Green will take place on September 14, 2016 at the Inn on Lake Superior, Duluth, Minn. Specifically, we are looking for ideas that will help those involved in green building projects to learn from others' best practices, challenges and successes and move the green building market and movement forward in Minnesota. The conference will provide relevant education, a platform for...

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