The nearly 40,000-square-foot Greer Environmental Sciences Center, working toward LEED 2009 BD+C Gold, will embody "science on display" with fully glazed walls on the north side of the classroom laboratories, exposing science and scientific exploration.
Join us for our first Morning Buzz of 2017 as we explore the recently completed solar power conversion of a 26,000-square-foot retail store, Thrift Store USA. The system is the largest privately owned solar system in Hampton Roads.
Network with other sustainability-minded professionals, and learn how you can make a green difference in the community. Enjoy light appetizers and a cash bar. Registration requested.
Learn about the latest technical requirements and implementation strategies for LEED v4. This course will take you step-by-step through each one of the credits for the Materials and Resources category for the LEED v4 rating systems.
Mark your calendars for Jan. 17 for a comprehensive seminar on the WELL Building Standard.
Celebrate the holidays with USGBC Hampton Roads on Dec. 5.
<p>The global green building industry is doubling every 3 years and more than 15 billion square feet of building space is LEED-certified worldwide. Closer to home, Virginia has ranked among the top 10 states for LEED projects over the last 4 years and has 2,483 LEED certified projects to date. More governmental authorities are mandating high performance buildings. Clearly, green building is becoming the norm. This session will cover legal issues of the green building industry.</p>
USGBC Hampton Roads will be an exhibitor at this event which is a family-friendly, regional event designed to engage the greater Hampton Roads community in exploring the balance between social, economic, and environmental responsibility.
Join USGBC Hampton Roads to learn more about LEED v4 Energy & Atmosphere, with a specific focus on mechanical and electrical systems.
Join USGBC Hampton Roads on a tour of homes and properties powered by solar energy.
Hear the lessons learned from this project and tour the building that is on track to be Virginia's first LEED v4 building.
Maintenance of LEED facilities starts way before substantial completion. See how the design, construction, warranty period and turn over process all effect how successful the life cycle of a building will be.
Join us at Zeke's Beans & Bowls, a locally owned and operated cafe focused on bringing different and delicious cultures to Hampton Roads as Denise Thompson from the City of Norfolk talks about how each person can make a difference to live, adapt and thrive along the water.
Join USGBC Hampton Roads for an in-depth review of LEED v4 costs, the application of integrated design to LEED v4 project scenarios and which LEED v4 prerequisites and credits maintain or provide new synergistic opportunities.
Adam Cohen, the nation's foremost expert on the Passive House Standard will show how you can significantly reduce the mechanical spaces of commercial buildings and how it is possible to build zero energy, LEED Platinum commercial buildings at market rate or less using the Passive House Standard and modular construction strategies to dramatically reduce the building energy use, while saving materials, time, and energy during the construction process.
Hear Joe Bushey explain the Sustainable Sites credit category of LEED v4 and the specific differences from its 2009 counterpart. Learn about the new SS requirement concepts, documentation methods, and pilot credits.
Learn about two of the new credit categories in the LEED v4 rating system for New Construction: Building, Design, & Construction with emphasis placed on the differences between LEED v2009 and LEEDv4 - IP & Location and Transportation.