Learn how the Minnesota Army National Guard has achieved energy efficiency at two of their recently completed facilities during this April 11 LEED Lunch & Learn session in Minneapolis.
This panel will discuss the key findings and demonstrate tools that assist city energy planning, such as an interactive 'wedge' diagram. St. Louis Park's sustainability coordinator will describe how they're using the data to influence change through sustainability planning, policy and outreach.
A live stream webinar for the Scaling Up: Data Driven Design at a City Scale event, taking place April 4.
Whether you are a new USGBC Minnesota member or a seasoned member who is looking for new inspiration, this meeting is worth your time!
Join us on March 30 for happy hour with Light Apps, a tour of the BWBR offices and a discussion of how sustainability can be applied to work space, business operations and employee culture.
Join USGBC Minnesota on March 28 to learn about sustainable building design at this America Training Solutions event in downtown Minneapolis. Attendees can earn up to 8 AIA HSW and 8 USGBC/GBCI continuing education hours.<
With its open, collaborative spaces, energy efficiency achievements, and flexible design components, the LEED Silver Alexandria Area High School has earned national attention as the school of the future. Get an inside look at some of the factors and considerations, including community engagement, engineering design and construction management support, that delivered this project from vision to reality.
Learn the science behind human comfort and building health in this Tuesday, March 24 Lunch & Learn, "Performance Glazing & Building Envelope Optimization."
Join fellow USGBC members at the Capitol to hear from legislators and show your support of energy efficiency and green building policy in Minnesota.
Join USGBC Minnesota to help celebrate International Women's Day with an inspiring group of women on Wednesday, March 8.
Join us for a tour of Loll Designs to see how this Duluth-based designer and manufacturer is working toward zero waste.
Register today and join a Thursday, Feb. 23 roundtable discussion about the three pillars of Green Ribbon Schools: environmental impact, health and nutrition, and environmental education.
Learn about the design, research and maintenance of vegetated roofs during this Monday, Feb. 20 LEED Lunch & Learn session at LHB in Duluth.
Join USGBC Minnesota on Tuesday, Feb. 14 for a Lunch & Learn session focused on geothermal heat pump systems and how they can impact LEED credits.
Join USGBC Minnesota on Thursday, Feb. 9 for happy hour and a panel discussion on how modern technology is advancing smart homes.
Register today to join USGBC Minnesota for a half-day workshop focused on updates to the technical requirements of the LEED v4 Building Design and Construction rating systems.
ADVANCE helps community-based organizations apply effective green building strategies that meet their goals. It builds upon industry best practices and leadership standards to increase access to green business tools, resources and expertise.
Guadalupe Alternative Programs is an alternative learning program and Minnesota's local YouthBuild program for students in St. Paul.
Register today for USGBC Minnesota's first quarterly meeting, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 24, to learn about USGBC and GBCI's suite of rating systems.
Connect with USGBC Minnesota on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at DuNord Craft Spirits in Minneapolis.
The unique skills of a LEED Accredited Professional are well suited to projects needing historic preservation and alternative green certification. Join the project team of the Historic Cameron Apartments in a discussion of the similarities and differences of the Enterprise Green Communities Standard and LEED BD+C.
Are you an energetic leader, passionate about sustainability with less than five years in the green building and sustainability movement? If so, USGBC Emerging Professionals is the place for you to connect with sustainability professionals and take advantage of leadership and career development opportunities.
Don't miss this unique case study of the the T3 office building - America's first modern tall timber building.
Register today to attend the Nov. 21 Lunch and Learn, where speakers will discuss how designing the workplace can inspire its occupants and support the sustainable lifestyle desired by the millennial generation.
Attend this day-long workshop to learn how the WELL Building Standard connects the built environment to support human health, well-being and comfort.
Join the USGBC Minnesota community at our annual meeting as we gather to celebrate a fun and successful year.
Join us in celebrating another successful year for the arrowhead region of USGBC Minnesota!
Join USGBC Minnesota on Nov. 3 for a seminar about human health and well-being in work environments, the carbon equation and environmental restoration for our future.
Join USGBC Minnesota, and ASLA Minnesota for a one-day regional workshop on the concepts and goals of sustainable and regenerative land design via the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™)
Attend this session for a comprehensive overview of the Integrative Design process in LEEDv4.
Join USGBC Minnesota for the October LEED Lunch & Learn: Alexandria High School Case Study. At the beginning of 2016, Alexandria High School achieved a LEED Silver Certification under LEED BD+C: Schools.
The USGBC Minnesota Building Green Conference will provide relevant education, a platform for companies to showcase their sustainability products and services, and offer GBCI CE hours for LEED APs.
Join USGBC Minnesota for our September LEED Lunch & Learn: Sustainable Operations of Existing Buildings. Lunch will be provided.
Did you know you can use your yard to grow a meaningful amount of food while still maintaining a beautiful landscape and providing a host of benefits? Americans cover millions of acres of valuable agricultural land around their homes with lawn, marigold and azalea beds, wisteria, and shrubs and trees.
Green (vegetated) roofs touch 6 categories and many points within LEED v4. During the program, attendees will learn about the industry, design criteria, what products are available, how to maintain green roofs, and how they perform in the northern climate. We will go over some examples, including hospitals and pollinator friendly buildings.
Explore a new model for net zero in affordable housing using integrated design and ongoing community engagement. Recognized as the 2014 Green Builder Affordable Home of the Year, the Eco-Village community in River Falls, Wisconsin, is living proof that sustainable homes can provide tangible economic and social benefits to homeowners.
Join USGBC Minnesota for a screening of "Designing for the Post Carbon Economy."
Volunteer with the USGBC Minnesota Emerging Professionals as a Recycling Umpire on Friday, July 15 at the St. Paul Saints baseball game!
Learn about Mall of America's LEED certified expansion of hotel, retail and office space.
This program will highlight the newest in residential sustainable products with a focus on products made from recycled or upcycled materials.
There are over 350,000 plug-in vehicles (PEVs) driving on U.S. roads every day, and the sales numbers are increasing every month. In Minnesota, 3000 PEV owners will drive over 20 million gas-free miles this year. Owners will charge their PEVs mainly at home, so new residential developments should be built to be PEV charging ready
This interactive program includes a walking tour and a classroom session highlighting sustainability features around the Twins ballpark, public education and outreach efforts with schools, and participation in the Green Sports Alliance.
Join us for a screening of "Light and Human Health."
USGBC Minnesota is in its third year of supporting local nonprofit developers who are rehabbing and restoring foreclosed or abandoned homes in the Twin Cities. Dynamic Green Home Version 4 is being developed by PPL. The General Contractor is Sean McGloughlin who has created a nonprofit with the goal of building Zero-Carbon homes.
The Health Product Declaration (HPD) Collaborative recently released a major update of its HPD Open Standard - Version 2.0. This program will provide an update on the changes to this standard which provides transparency and disclosure around building product ingredients and associated health information.
Join USGBC at the Capitol! We will be promoting green building and energy efficiency! This is your opportunity to speak to your legislatures about why sustainability is important to you!
LEED always has addressed the building's impact on basic indoor environmental quality concerns, but with increasing interest to promote healthy work environments and lifestyles, many employers are adopting wellness programs — and seeing significant ROI on their investment.