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USGBC NH Annual Meeting

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Please join the NH USGBC for our annual meeting! 

6:00-6:30 - Arrival &Sign In
6:30-7:00 - Ice-breakers & Networking
7:00-7:30 - Keynote Presentation - James Scott Brew: Health, Wellness, and Productivity – Unlocking the Human Potential in Buildings 
7:30-7:45 - Q+A
7:45-8:30 -  Chapter Updates, Building of the year Award, Donation acknowledgement, and raffle drawing

Don't forget to BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage!)

Registration is free with the option to make a donation. See below for details.

Keynote Presentation:

James Scott Brew is a senior sustainability and wellness architect with NIKKEN SEKKEI (Tokyo, Japan) where he specializes in helping to create healthy, sustainable, and energy efficient buildings that achieve greater resiliency for clients, campuses, cities, and communities. He has over 35 years of design, management, and construction experience and has completed hundreds of projects in historic preservation, healthy, high-performance, low-energy, and LEED certified / super-efficient buildings of many types and sizes. His work extends from the U.S. to Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe.

Before joining NIKKEN, Mr. Brew co-led the buildings practice at Rocky Mountain Institute and was a principal owner, vice-president and pioneer of sustainable design helping to grow his own Minnesota-based architecture and engineering firm from a small firm to nearly 200 people on 7 client focused teams

Charitable Donation: Every year, the NH USGBC supports a local non-profit through donations from guests at our annual meeting. We have previously supported organizations such as the Manchester Salvation Army, The Friendly Kitchen, and New Horizons. This year, we have chosen to donate to the Capitol Center for the Arts and Bank of America Stage in Concord, NH. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and the economic impacts of social distancing measures, performance venues across the country have had to close or operate at minimal capacity and have been hit particularly hard. Stages are economic hubs and provide countless jobs in their communities. To show our support, and our appreciation for hosting the annual meeting last last year, we've provided an option to make a donation when registering.

 If you wish to donate, select a donation in the amount of $10, $25, or $50 during registration. Signing up with a donation will give the registrant entries into our raffle drawing for a "2020 Survival Kit"  

Chapter Vision
USGBC New Hampshire envisions a built environment where we live, prosper and play within the sustainable cycles of nature.

Chapter Mission
The USGBC NH Chapter promotes, educates, and advocates for sustainability in New Hampshire with the intent of transforming the built environment to one that supports a healthy community built on social responsibility, environmental stewardship and economic prosperity.

What is LEED? 

 LEED is a third-party certification program that considers site design, water conservation, energy use, building materials, and indoor air quality. LEED also looks at things like light pollution, transportation choices, and linking the project to the local community. It’s more than just a system of checklists and credits though.  If you have a LEED building, you’ve taken a much broader approach to planning and design by addressing issues that go beyond the building.  You’ve also take into account the end-users of the building, and everyone who will maintain that building, by including them in the design process.

LEED has really proven its value.  It’s the most recognized and widely-used certification program in the world.  It’s supported by a network of over 185,000 LEED credential holders.

Click here for an interesting article on why LEED certification matters  

Green Building Education Services

The New Hampshire Chapter has secured a discount to program offered by Green Building Education Services for programs, credentials, education, exam prep, and testing materials for our NH membership. These materials can assist with USGBC programs and help with education support for your building professional needs. The programs available are:


LEED AP BD+C                    - 30 Hour Package

WELL AP                            - 6 Hour Package

Receive a discount of 25% on any purchased products with discount code: USGBCNH25

Click here to get started.

Partner with local community colleges through Community Green

The Center for Green Schools recently launched Community Green, a program to support community colleges in bringing green building training and education opportunities to their campuses. Through this program USGBC is offering all public two-year institutions a first free year of USGBC membership, which now includes a revised benefits package created specifically with the college in mind. Please spread the word about this exciting opportunity to the community colleges in your area and to contact Vanessa Santos to get involved. We are seeking chapter leaders who are able to offer their expertise as guest speakers and/or advisors for college members as they work to develop green building courses and training opportunities, so please contact Vanessa if you're interested.


Thank You to our Certified Sponsors   





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