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In Community 01.15.2016

Freebie Friday: USGBC wallpaper roundup

In 2015, we offered a bunch of free USGBC-branded wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Pick your favorite designs and download these images for all your devices:  October 2015: 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet  July 2015: 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet   April 2015: 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet   ...

In Community 01.13.2016

Operating Green: National Capital Region emerging professionals co-chairs

Operating Green is an interview series with some of the top leaders in sustainability in the National Capital Region. These interviews give a glimpse into how these top influencers operate successfully in the green space. Each interview is also recorded in a podcast format.  USGBC National Capital Region spoke recently with the co-chairs of its Emerging Professionals (EP) committee. This dynamic duo was honored with USGBC-NCR’s Member of the Year Award in 2015, after successfully...

In Community 01.11.2016

USGBC National Capital Region: Call for sponsors of Green Tie Affair

USGBC National Capital Region's Green Tie Affair regularly brings together 350 of the most informed and influential individuals in green building for networking and delicious food and drink. This year's event, set for 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, promises to be an evening to remember with the celebration taking place at the Embassy of Finland — the first LEED Platinum embassy in the United States. Proceeds will go toward USGBC-NCR's education and community outreach efforts in the coming year...

In Community 01.7.2016

Tell us more about yourself in our 2016 Audience Survey

At USGBC, we're always trying to improve our marketing and communication efforts, so that we're communicating in the ways that work best for you. As we kick off the new year, we'd like to get to know you better, and to learn when, where and how you want to hear from us. Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey below. 

In Community 01.14.2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania: Manufacturing tour of Die-Tech facility

USGBC Central Pennsylvania is pleased to host a manufacturing tour of Die-Tech, Inc. in February. This tour will highlight the ways in which Die-Tech has made its business and production line greener over the past decade, as well as give a behind-the-scenes look at its electric regulation and cooling system, geothermal system and wildlife preservation area. This event is open to USGBC Central Pennsylvania members and guests alike, and will be of special interest to those interested in the...

In Community 01.12.2016

Tips for living green, part 2: Household practices

There are so many ways that your actions, both large and small, can help make your community and the world at large a healthier place. In this series, we’ll touch on a few ways you can make changes to “live green.“ We all spend a fair amount of time cleaning, shopping and taking care of the home or apartment in which we live. Here are some ideas for making your home and garden techniques more sustainable: Cleaning Use biodegradable cleaning products. Laundry detergent,...

In Community 01.8.2016

USGBC Wisconsin: View a webinar on Social Equity and LEED

USGBC Wisconsin, as with USGBC overall, is committed to expanding our mission beyond individual buildings to embrace the larger built environment and broader aspects of sustainability, including a more focused approach to social equity and human health. Release of the social equity LEED credits marked an important step toward fulfilling this strategic goal. The credits are designed to address social equity from the perspective of everyone who is touched or impacted by a building—...

In Community 01.6.2016

Meet the recipients of the USGBC 2015 Leadership Awards, part I

USGBC’s Leadership Awards celebrate the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. Recipients were recognized at the annual USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon, part of the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C., on November 19. Check out USGBC's short videos about the recipients and their efforts to take action in building a more sustainable world: Moving the national market and impacting...

In Community 01.13.2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania: Public meeting on infastructure plan for York

USGBC Central Pennsylvania members, as well as the public, are invited to attend a meeting to learn about and provide input on a planning project for green infrastructure in the City of York. When: Thursday, January 28, at 7:00 p.m. Where: Buchart Horn, First Floor Atrium, 445 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17401 This will be the first in a series of three public meetings as part of the planning process for the City of York. It will examine: The extension of the...

In Community 01.11.2016

Meet the recipients of the USGBC 2015 Leadership Awards, part II

In this second installment spotlighting the recipients of USGBC’s 2015 Leadership Awards, we meet Dr. Neil Murphy of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry at the State University of New York; Romilly Madew, CEO of Green Building Council Australia; and Colgate-Palmolive Company. Recipients were recognized at the annual USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon, part of the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C., on November 19. Check out USGBC's...

In Community 01.7.2016

USGBC National Capital Region: Montgomery County legislative update

It was a packed room at the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development on December 17, as stakeholders from across the county gathered to offer input and commentary on MCER NO. 21-15, a proposed regulation for the adoption of the 2012-IgCC with amendments. The room reflected general support for the county’s leadership in seeking to adopt a green code, but the overwhelming majority of speakers who testified requested further revision to the regulation as proposed, mostly to...

In Community 01.5.2016

USGBC National Capital Region: GreenScene series kicks off in January

Start the new year by engaging with your local green building community. USGBC National Capital Region is bringing back its popular GreenScene series. In January, the chapter will kick off our 2016 series with a special event that both recognizes its dedicated Greenbuild volunteers and introduces all attendees to new volunteer opportunities with its standing chapter committees. What: GreenScene Kickoff When: Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Where: Knoll Showroom,...

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