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GPRO Operations and Maintenance Essentials

GPRO is a comprehensive international training and certificate program that teaches the people who build, renovate and maintain buildings the principles of sustainability combined with trade-specific green construction knowledge.

LEED Tour: Greensboro Science Center

Join us for a tour of the LEED certified Wiseman Aquarium at the Greensboro Science Center, where we will explore the exhibits and get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to be a LEED certified aquarium. Glenn Dobrogosz (CEO) and Lindsey Zarecky (VP of Conservation & Research), will guide the group through the 100,000 sqft space, discussing the technology, conservation, and research that are at the core of the GSC’s mission.

LEED v4 Materials and Resources Credits: Navigating EPDs & HPDs within LEED Threshold

Each new version of LEED tries to improve on the last and embrace new opportunities and trends in the building industry.

USGBC Georgia: Healthy Buildings (Augusta)

The WELL Building Standard is changing the way that each specialty within the building industry is focusing on the health and well-being of building occupants. Learn how this new Standard prescribes technological enhancements and performance-based measures that are systemized across seven categories relevant to occupant health in the built environment.

Driving Innovation, Efficiency, & Performance in the Built Environment

A lot of work has been done to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, including the installation of advanced lighting, HVAC and airflow systems, as well as building envelope technologies and integrated building and energy management systems. Many companies have been reaping the benefits of these new technologies and approaches and are looking for ways to build on this success and take their energy efficiency and clean power efforts to the next levels.

USGBC Utah Sustainability Studio: LEED v4 Materials and Resources Workshop

These one-hour workshops with an extra 30 minutes of discussion time are intended to introduce the program or topic and spur discussions about best practices and benefits. Attend just one or attend them all!

Lunch and Leaders: A WELL Case Study - Lake Nona Medical Building

The WELL Building Standard is a performance-focused system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well being including air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

What is VRF and How Can I Use it?

Have you been wondering what VRF is all about? Come learn about the Variant Refrigerant Flow System, and how you can use it in your next project.

USGBC Utah Sustainability Studio: Sustainability at the Community Scale

LEED has traditionally been a green building rating system that is applicable to buildings and neighborhood development. With the new Arc performance platform LEED can now be applied to the community and city scales. Learn how these programs are structured and how they can be implemented to help you meet your community scale sustainability goals.

USGBC Utah Sustainability Studio: Benchmarking with Arc

Arc is USGBC’s new performance platform for benchmarking building performance in energy, water, waste and human experience.

Cannabis Industry & Sustainability Panel

Join the Emerging Professional Committee and other like-minded green building folks to learn more about the cannabis industry and what sustainability initiatives are being done in this fast growing industry.

Demystifying Professional Development: What It Takes to Stand Out

Join USGBC National Capital Region’s Emerging Professionals Development Subcommittee for their first event of 2018, "Demystifying Professional Development –What it takes to stand out." Learn how to network like a pro and improve your digital presence, and receive career advice from a top HR and recruiting professional.

Creating a Sustainable High-Performance Building

USGBC Detroit Region and Detroit 2030 District invite you to join us for a lunch, presentation and tour: Creating a Sustainable High Performance Building.

Tour: Nagle-Dunn Residence (Athens Branch)

Join us for a pre-drywall tour of the Nagle-Dunn Residence in Athens. The project is seeking Earthcraft Certification through Southface Energy Institute. The architect, builder, Earthcraft consultant, and solar installer will be on site to discuss the Earthcraft certification process and the sustainable systems incorporated into this house including a graywater system, large PV array with battery storage, project specific HVAC design, passive solar design, and more.

Integrated Design through Health Promotion

Health promoting design is rapidly becoming of interest within the building industry. The LEED v4 BD+C Rating System’s Integrative Process for Health Promotion (IPHP) Pilot credit is a stepwise process involving identifying and prioritizing strategies to meet specific health promoting goals in the context of other design constraints.

Member Orientation Breakfast

Are you a new member of USGBC National Capital Region or a recently renewed member who wants an update on our 2018 goals, programs, and volunteer opportunities? Want to know how you can get the most out of your membership? Join us at our next Member Orientation Breakfast! You'll have the opportunity to meet other members, USGBC National Capital REgion staff, and representatives from our Market Leadership Advisory Board.

BLG Meeting and Green Scene (Athens Branch)

Join other green building professionals for their monthly networking event to mix and mingle while discussing opportunities for growth in Athens.

Milwaukee Better Buildings Challenge: Benchmarking Data Jam 2018

Join us for a half-day training session on ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

Milwaukee Better Buildings Challenge: 2018 Benchmarking Data Jam

Join us for a half-day training session on ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. We'll walk through the system and nuances to achieving a more accurate energy score for your building(s).

USGBC Iowa Community Annual Meeting & Social

The formal program will kick off with USGBC Iowa’s Annual Meeting highlighting 2017 accomplishments and setting the stage for an exciting 2018 with the unveiling of next year’s goals and plans.

USGBC Hampton Roads: Happy Hour

Network with other sustainability professionals at our March 7 happy hour event at BakersCrust. Appetizers will be provided.

LEED Tour of U-M Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning Addition

Please join us for a plaque ceremony presented by USGBC Detroit Regional Chapter, honoring the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning for achieving LEED Gold certification on the new A. Alfred Taubman Wing of the Art & Architecture Building.

Minnesota Women in Green Power Breakfast

Join us in solidarity with women across the globe, as USGBC Minnesota celebrates International Women’s Day.

USGBC Montana Annual Summit & Leadership Awards

Attend the 2018 Annual Summit in Butte for an exciting day and a half of building tours, educational workshops, networking and other events.

Women in Green: Empowerment Through a More Sustainable Workforce

This inaugural year, we are looking to disrupt our status quo, breathe inclusiveness, and welcome diversity in all forms, we will examine ways we can present our strength and connectedness to lead when it seems like our values and ideals are being underscored.

Member Social & Underfloor Air Distribution

Please join us at this educational happy hour event - Wining About UFAD - focused on raised access floor air distribution, and its impact on energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

Inspire Speakers Series: Biophilia – Inspiring Beauty, Love, Connection, and Health through Our Places

Join us to hear from local and national presenters who incorporate nature into the built environment and work to help people connect with various forms of life as they live, work, learn, and play.

BUILDINGSinACTION: Wyandot Lodge (Central Region)

Learn how this award-winning educational center at the McKnight Nature Center is tracking toward Net Zero Energy in spite of being a multi-purpose space.

LEED v4 Tour: Verdacity, LLC

Join Verdacity as they show off their newly renovated space. The founder and principal of Verdacity, Kris Callori, will take attendees through the process of transforming this space within a historic building in downtown Albuquerque. Come to learn, network, enjoy refreshments, and be inspired!

Green Municipalities Workshop

Join USGBC Indiana's Northwest Branch for an education workshop for municipalities staff. Come to the workshop to learn information about what makes a green home, today's current technologies and the drivers behind the green building movement.

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