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USGBC North Carolina's mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling a socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

The USGBC North Carolina's cornerstone programs — such as Generation Green — are directed at students from kindergarten to college.

Join us for an evening of power networking, fine dining and a silent auction as we celebrate the best of green building in North Carolina at the Green Gala and Sustainable Business Awards on Sept. 15.

USGBC North Carolina is led by a Market Leadership Advisory Board and committees, branch leadership groups, and four statewide branches: Charlotte, Piedmont Triad, Triangle and Cape Fear.

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In Community 05.23.2016

Save the date for the 2016 Green Gala and SBA Awards (USGBC North Carolina)

On September 15, 2016, join USGBC North Carolina for an evening of power networking, fine dining and a silent auction as we celebrate the best of green building in North Carolina.

Held annually in downtown Charlotte at the Ritz-Carlton, the Green Gala hosts myriad green building practitioners and community leaders to showcase innovative people and projects from across the state. Proceeds from the Green Gala fund the Rob Eggers Memorial Scholarship, which provides financial and community support to students pursuing a degree in a program with a focus on the built environment and sustainability. This year’s winners will be honored at the Green Gala, receive a free ticket to the event and have the chance to compete for an additional “people's choice” award. USGBC North Carolina is accepting applications for the scholarship through July 1, 2016. 

The evening also includes awards to sustainable real estate projects and professionals that have exemplified sustainability excellence, leadership and innovation. Do you know a project that would qualify or someone who is a fearless leader in the field of sustainability? We are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Annual Sustainable Business Awards. Nominations are due Friday, June 17, 2016. Winners will be announced at the 2016 Annual Green Gala Event. Finalists will be notified on July 15 and will be required to have a representative on site to receive the award if selected.

Learn more about the Green Gala

In Community 05.10.2016

Making a difference block by block (USGBC North Carolina)

USGBC North Carolina and North Piedmont ASHRAE are sponsoring a 2016 weatherization project, "Block by Block," along with many other partners. They are looking to work with qualified, lower-income homeowners. If you think your home could benefit from some of these basic, low-cost, high-impact upgrades, we would love to work with you! We will have volunteers work on Saturdays in the fall of 2016.

What's included:

  • Basic home audits to see if homes can benefit from low-cost, high-impact upgrades.
  • Installation of CFLs, reduced-flow showerheads, weather stripping, window caulking, attic insulation, pipe insulation, duct sealing, HVAC filters, hot-water heater blankets and other energy-saving devices.
  • Instructions for homeowners on other easy do-it-yourself weatherization projects and of behavioral changes to reduce energy use.

If you think your home is a good candidate, sign up online for your free assessment.

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In Community 05.9.2016

2016 Sustainable Business Awards (USGBC North Carolina)

Do you have a project that represents sustainability excellence, leadership and innovation? Do you know someone who is a fearless leader in the field of sustainability? We are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Annual Sustainable Business Awards. Nominations are due Friday, June 17, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the 2016 Annual Green Gala Event on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte., N.C. Finalists will be notified on July 15 and will be required to have a representative on site to receive the award if selected.

Nomination requirements

  • Nominators are responsible for verifying that their electronic communications (no hard copies) were received in a timely fashion.
  • Once the application has been received, a confirmation email will be sent to the nominator. Applications are encouraged to be submitted well in advance of the deadline.
  • Finalists will be required to have a representative on site to receive the award if selected.
  • Projects/individuals may be located anywhere in North Carolina and are not required to be a USGBC member.
  • You may nominate more than one individual or organization.
  • Projects do not have to be LEED, WELL, SITES or PEER registered or certified, but preference is given for those that are.
  • Eligible projects may be already constructed, under construction or in the design phase.
  • Winning entries are public information, and summaries of winning applications will be published.
  • Awards will be given at the sole discretion of the judges. Nominations in a category do not automatically mean that an award will be given in that category. Nominator will be notified if their submission is moved to another category.
  • Any project, team or individual can be nominated for more than one category. Separate applications must be completed for each nomination.
  • The judges are an independent panel of sustainable industry leaders chosen by USGBC North Carolina. Judging criteria is based upon meeting the intent of the submitted category, exhibiting a transformation in the built environment and exemplifying innovation and creativity.
  • All nominations must be submitted electronically as a single PDF. Electronic submissions must include:
    • The attached nomination applicant form completed.
    • A narrative that does not exceed two pages, 500 words per page, which summarizes the reason for nomination and the criteria used to support it.
    • A separate 100-word highlight/summary of the nomination to be read at the awards ceremony, if selected.
  • Additional documentation is optional, and may include photos; graphics; letters of support; LEED, SITES, PEER or WELL checklists; and so on. Supplemental material may be submitted, but may or may not be reviewed at the discretion of the judges.
  • Submittals sent in an incorrect format will be disqualified.

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