USGBC Alabama: Upcoming education and networking events
January is always a good time to freshen up your professional goals, rejuvenate your contact list and generally look to the future. As we begin 2016 at USGBC Alabama, we are excited to be part of the larger network of Integrated USGBC communities providing more opportunities for you to get involved. Each of our four Alabama branches are offering education and networking events in the next few weeks to help get you on track:
January 21: Join USGBC Alabama’s North Branch and the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy to learn how the AlabamaSAVES Program can help subsidize the cost of financing energy retrofits and improvements to your existing buildings, including rehabilitation of properties using the historic preservation tax credits.
January 27: Our 2016 kickoff meeting for the Central Branch includes a lunch meeting in Montgomery. Network with our local leaders, hear about the economic impacts of LEED and green building and find out how you can be a part of the growing market.
January 29: The Green Coast Council 201 Sustainability Summit is coming up in Mobile. This agenda for this second year of the annual event is chock-full of speakers of interest to business and community members, and it promises to raise the bar for sustainability events in Alabama.
February 2: The Birmingham Branch is pleased to be the recipient of Rojo Birmingham’s "10% Tuesday" giving on Groundhog Day. Come out for the great food and drinks, meet our local leaders, hear about our plans for 2016 and enjoy knowing that 10 percent of sales that evening will benefit our organization.
Changes to our site
Along with a new look for email communications, our web presence has changed. The website now features not only upcoming events, but also links to current member profiles and articles of particular interest to our members. You can also find links to Alabama projects listed on the Green Building Information Gateway.
Click on the "Members" button in the website’s gray toolbar to locate other USGBC Alabama individual members. If your membership has lapsed, be sure to use the "Join" button to renew so that your profile appears in this directory. If you have not yet set up your individual profile, click on “Account” in the top right corner. This is also where you go to check your credential maintenance (hint: you do not have to be an accredited professional to establish your account, though this may be the first step you take in that professional development process).
Get the latest news and developments by following us on social media and subscribing to our email list. You will find links for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the email registry in the gray toolbar.
Want to see your business highlighted on our website? Contact Alabama Director Kathleen Kirkpatrick about 2016 partnership opportunities at the state and branch levels. There are a number of benefits to supporting USGBC Alabama, in addition to having your logo displayed to everyone who visits our website.
We want to hear from you! If you have suggestions for articles, have an interest in training on a particular subject, have a membership question or just want to find out what’s happening in your area, our contact information is posted prominently on the website for your convenience.