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2020 Annual Meeting Recap

Saturday, December 05, 2020 1:13 PM | Douglas Shilo (Administrator)

What a year it has been! We had virtual chapter meetings, virtual educational opportunities, and, well, are you sensing a pattern? Our distance didn't stop us from having some fun last Thursday evening for our Annual Chapter Meeting!

After some catching up, James Scott Brew joined us from Japan, and he taught us all about the real value of sustainability, the people factor. Fun fact: it was the next morning in Japan, so we were basically time traveling. 

I then talked about the recent Chapter happenings, including our partnership with Green Advantage, our letter to Governor Sununu, and virtual educational opportunities on our calendar. Despite everything, our Chapter has been busy! Then came the introduction of our board members. Please reach out to any one of us in the coming year if you'd like to get something on the Chapter Agenda!

Then, we presented the USGBC NH Chapter Building of the Year Award to the the NHRANG Hooksett Field Maintenance Shop. This exemplary project earned 58 LEED points (including all available energy efficiency points!) and negotiated a difficult site sustainably to achieve LEED Silver Certification. Joseph Campbell accepted the award on behalf of the project team (really enjoy the Star Wars collection in your background, Joseph!). Congratulations to North Branch Construction, the New Hampshire Army National Guard, and Smith Alvarez Sienkiewycz ArchitectsKeep an eye out for a tour (whenever we do that sort of thing again)! 

Finally, we'd like to talk a little about our beneficiary, the Capitol Center for the Arts, which we raised $260 for with our raffle drawing! If you haven't already, please take a look at their This is Only Intermission campaign. Our very own Kim Pyzka presented the "Covid-19 Gift Basket" (we gotta come up with a better name...) raffle prize, and the winner was none other than John Pietroniro! Congratulations, John!

And to all our members, stay warm this winter! Until next year, this is your chair, signing off.


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