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Financing Options for Energy Efficiency Improvements

Join USGBC Detroit Region and Detroit 2030 District for a Lunch & Learn about financing options for energy upgrades, retrofits and other sustainable projects.

Community Sustainability Seminar

What does community sustainability mean? How does my municipality achieve sustainability? There are many paths you can take toward community sustainability. This seminar will address those paths via several different presentations.

Designing with Urban Wood - Seminar and Workshop

<p>Incorporating "urban" wood into a design project can help set your client apart from the crowd by telling a unique story with ecological significance. At this event, learn more about what urban wood is, where to get it, how it can tell a powerful story for your client, and how to successfully spec it into your next indoor or outdoor design project. Watch firsthand how a tree goes from log to lumber with an on-site sawmill demonstration by the Kansas Forest Service.</p>

Lunch and Learn: Improving the Student Experience

Governmental units with multiple existing facilities in Minnesota are seeking to reduce energy use as they upgrade and renovate their buildings. Minneapolis Public Schools is significantly reducing energy use while improving indoor environmental quality for their staff and students through a program of renovation and strategic additions to their existing facilities. This presentation will examine how the policies, planning, and budgeting have driven the design, construction, and operation of these renovated facilities.

Unstoppable: The Transition to Renewable Energy

Today, building owners and designers are looking to minimize the energy and carbon footprint of new and existing buildings. LEED v4 and the Architecture 2030 Challenge are pushing the industry beyond energy efficiency features into on-site renewable energy generation. Join Taylor Brown and Devin Welch from Sun Tribe Solar, a Charlottesville-based solar energy company, as they discuss renewable trends and design best practices. Come learn more about solar photovoltaics, battery storage options, and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) from leaders in the field.

Education & Programs Committee Meeting (Triangle Branch)

Want to get more involved with the USGBC North Carolina Triangle Branch? Attend its Education and Programs Committee meeting, held the second Tuesday of every month from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Kick Start Your New Year's Resolutions: LEED Green Associate Office Hours

Was 2017 going to be the year that you finally got your LEED Green Associate credential and it just didn't pan out? Make 2018 your year!

Holiday Celebration

USGBC & NEWH partner with Concord Hospitality to welcome sponsors, members and volunteers and other guest to come learn about the new AC Hotel in Raleigh NC. Attendees will also learn about volunteer opportunities available as we network with other members of the leadership group! Everyone welcome!

Southwest Holiday Party

We appreciate all that you do to support green building in our community, let us share our appreciation with an evening of good old-fashioned green fun!

LEED v4 Master Class: E&A Category: Ins and Outs of the Existing Buildings Commissioning - Analysis Credit

Welcome the fall at USGBC National Capital Region by sharpening your knowledge of the “latest and greatest achievements” in LEED credits taught by our industry experts

Climate Reality + Emerging Technologies = Drivers for Building Science Research

<p>Explore how our rapidly changing climate is changing research needs for building science with Ian Shaprio.</p>

Connect

Connect with USGBC Minnesota and 75F!

Workshop: LEED Project Management

Successfully managing the LEED documentation process requires specific knowledge, tools and skills that are not covered in the LEED Reference Manual. This full-day workshop is based off of the LEED Project Management course that GreenStep developed and teaches through UC Berkeley Extension. It is designed for professionals who are somewhat familiar with the LEED rating system, but who are looking to go beyond the basics to gain a deeper understanding of the unique processes involved with managing a LEED project, including documenting several of the most common credits from start to finish.

USGBC Detroit Region Market Leadership Advisory Board Meeting

The USGBC Detroit Region Market Leadership Advisory Board meetings are held on the second Thursdays of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Richmond Holiday Social with Green Drinks

Join USGBC Greater Virginia for a joint holiday social with Green Drinks. Celebrate the season with us over drinks, food and networking amongst other green building professionals.

USGBC Detroit Region General Circle Meeting

USGBC Detroit Region's General Circle meets on the second Thursday of each month.

Savannah High Design Holiday Party

Join us for the 2017 High Design Holiday Party from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at The Morris Center in downtown Savannah.

Holiday Celebration

The William J. Worthen Foundation, the USGBC Northern California Community, and the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter invite you to our joint Holiday Celebration on Thursday, December 14th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

USGBC Wisconsin Annual Meeting & Luncheon

Join us Dec. 15 for USGBC Wisconsin's annual meeting and networking event. Our keynote, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will provide framing remarks to kick off a discussion tied to the day's overarching theme, Moving Wisconsin’s Economy Forward: Leveraging a sustainable built environment.

Emerging Professionals End-of-Year Celebration

Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our emerging professionals in 2017 and help us plan what we want to do in 2018. Enjoy some bowling, appetizers and drinks at Bryant Lake Bowl.

Green Scene: Kick Off a Healthy 2018

Join us Dec. 21 for our last Green Scene of the year!

USGBC Georgia - Athens Holiday Celebration

Join the Athens group of USGBC Georgia in celebrating a year of great work together! This event is family friendly with a cash bar and friends are welcome. Special thanks to Tlaloc for providing food.

LEED Neighborhood Design Committee Meeting

LEED Neighborhood Design Committee meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.

50% ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Large Hospitals

<p>Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDG) are a series of publications designed to provide recommendations for achieving energy savings over the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1. This presentation gives a short overview of the guides and provides examples of recommendations, case studies, technologies, systems, and controls to reduce energy use by 50% or more (compared to ASHRAE 90.1-2004). Following this overview, the 50% Large Hospital AEDG is presented in significant detail.</p>

Arc Skoru: Your Existing Building Performance Partner and Path to LEED

Register for USGBC Kentucky's Jan. 11 seminar to learn how Arc can help you collect, manage and benchmark your building's data so you can improve sustainability performance.

Creation Care Boot Camp

Join us Jan. 12-13 at First Lutheran Church in Albany, New York, to learn how to integrate environmentally responsible practices in places of worship.

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.

Conquer the Energy Code: Commercial - For Architects and Engineers

Conquering the Energy Code prepares architects and engineers to comply with the many new requirements in the 2015 NYS Energy Conservation Construction Code and design more energy-efficient buildings in the process. In an era of more stringent code enforcement, the course provides critical knowledge about significant changes, new provisions, and best practices to avoid objections and stalled projects.

Green Drinks Syracuse

<p>This is a special event being co-hosted by USGBC New York Upstate, Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Syracuse Chapter, and International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Syracuse Come learn more about each of these orgnaizations, meet new people, and celebrate the new year by keeping your professional resolutions. We look forward to seeing you there.</p>

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