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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 LEED 04.18.2016

LEED Lab seeks to close the employability gap

At the Center for Green Schools at USGBC, we place a high priority on measuring and understanding the current state of higher education and identifying tactics for how we can transform our existing campuses to be sustainable communities. As part of this effort, we are committed to preparing students for competitive 21st century careers in sustainability. Are students graduating without the skills they need? The higher education sector currently falls short in providing our college and...

In LEED 04.18.2016

Deadline extended to apply for a LEED Working Group

Are you a sustainability practitioner who cares deeply about the human health and social impacts of buildings and communities? Interested in exploring alternative strategies for evaluating indoor air quality in LEED projects? Don’t miss your chance to join the LEED Social Equity Working Group or a newly created Indoor Air Assessment Working Group!  USGBC’s call for self-nominations from qualified applicants has been extended to Monday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. PST. See...

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 LEED 04.19.2016

From the Help Center: Commonly asked questions about LEED professional exams

LEED professional credentials are a mark of excellence within the green building marketplace, illustrating that the credential holder has a documented, up-to-date understanding of the latest industry principles and practices. Every year, numerous professionals register for the tests as the first step in their journey toward earning a LEED credential. Are you considering taking a LEED professional exam, but are unsure where to start or which one to register for? From the USGBC...

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 04.18.2016

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 04.19.2016

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 04.19.2016

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 04.18.2016

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...

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...

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