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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  



 What a year! To cap it off, we got together to celebrate the most sustainable projects of the year (a tie!), announced the Chapter's 2019 board, and donated a substantial gift to Manchester's Salvation Army. All in all, a great success! Click here for a more detailed recap! 


GREEN EGGS: Bensonwood Facility Tour

Join Bensonwood for a live tour of their newly operational computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) facility in Keene, NH. We'll tour the 110,000 SF factory floor that includes production lines for walls, floors, and roofs. These building systems can improve the built environment by combining robotic fabrication and human craftsmanship. The panels serve Unity Homes and Bensonwood projects and are also a resource for other building professionals who want to take advantage of off-site fabrication for high performance building enclosures.  In addition, a 136,000 kw photovoltaic array was just installed on the roof.


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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Wednesday, April 03, 2019 7:44 AM • Kate Hamblet
Monday, March 11, 2019 8:59 PM • Kate Hamblet

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