What is ADVANCE? (USGBC Greater Virginia) | U.S. Green Building Council
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You might be wondering, what is ADVANCE? ADVANCE is a program that aims to work with underserved organizations and groups to help them identify and incorporate easy to implement sustainability measures. Developed by USGBC®, the ADVANCE program moves through four stages: 

Start: Working with volunteer experts, underrepresented groups identify how their organization’s goals and mission align with sustainability.

Plan: This is where the ideas and goals turn into a concrete and actionable plan to improve health and reduce energy, water and resource use.

Focus: Working with expert volunteers, the partner organizations puts the plan into action, implementing their steps and benchmarking their resource use and reductions.

Lead: Organizations earn recognition by pursuing local, state and national building certifications such as LEED®.  

At USGBC Greater Virginia, our ADVANCE program is targeting small business owners, helping them kick-start office sustainability and fast-track return on investment and strategic marketing.  

For more information, please contact Monica Rokicki-Guajardo.

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