Spring into sustainability with education and events (USGBC Alabama)
Spring has sprung in Alabama! We invite you to join our local USGBC Alabama branches for education and networking events coming up soon.
March 15: The Gulf Coast Branch meets for lunch, networking and education in Mobile. We will be discussing plans for the remainder of the year and offering a fascinating half-hour CEU session (approved by GBCI and AIA) about how humans respond to their surrounding environment. There is no charge for attending the CEU session, though you will be responsible for purchasing your own lunch. Please RSVP via our Event page so we know how many people to plan for.
March 17: Celebrate green building on St. Patrick’s Day with the Birmingham Branch at Dave’s Pub from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Meet our local leaders and find out how to get involved with USGBC. No need to RSVP, but you can get more details, download a calendar reminder and easily share the information with friends by using the online event announcement.
March 19: Student groups participating in the Switch Blade Competition put their wind power designs to the test in this STEM education program. The event is free and open to the public, and presentations begin at 10:00 a.m. Learn more.
March 23: Central Branch will meet in the Montgomery area for lunch and LEED education. Attend this one-hour CEU session about the integrative design process, getting input from key stakeholders early and finding ways to achieve better efficiencies by thinking of the building as an organism. This is a key strategy for the Integrative Process credit in LEED v4. Watch our event page for final details, and RSVP by March 22 to reserve your lunch. This event is free to current individual members.
Are you ready for Earth Day? If you have a special event planned in your community and would like us to participate or help get the word out, send us the details and we may be able to include it in the events listings on our website.
How resilient is your community?
March in Alabama came in like a lion with some interesting weather, which got our Alabama Director thinking yet again about sustainable development as a critical element of community resilience. How does your Alabama city plan for resiliency? We’d like to hear from you about local plans in Alabama, and get some conversations started about how green building strategies can play a part in comprehensive planning for both new construction and improvements to the existing built environment.
From basic guidance to certification with LEED, SITES and PEER, we have a number of approaches available to support your local efforts. Please email Kathleen to let us know your thoughts and find out more about our programs.
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