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  • Thursday, December 08, 2016 10:12 AM | Douglas Shilo (Administrator)

    This year's Annual Meeting was a great success! We were fortunate to have an excellent venue, which included tours of the LEED-Gold-Certified Smuttynose Brewery, top-notch food and drink, and, of course, some of the leading minds in sustainability all catching up. It's been an exciting year.


    Rodney Bartlett presented the largest solar array in NH to the group, which powers the town of Peterborough. We saw why many cities and towns are now looking at this project with interest, and learned all about the many nuances of accomplishing such a large-scale renewable energy endeavor.

    Next we presented our "Building of the Year" award to our host, Smuttynose Brewery! They really raised the bar, so to speak, and it was wonderful to be able to see what it takes to be on top during the tours.

    Finally, we took a few moments to appreciate the great work of a local charity, New Horizons, by chipping in for their wish list:

    Great to end the year on a positive note, and I hope to see us do even better next year! Happy Holidays, everyone!


    -Doug Shilo, AIA, LEED AP BD+C


  • Friday, May 06, 2016 10:21 PM | Douglas Shilo (Administrator)

    On May 2, 2016, Maggie Hassan signed HB1116 into law, raising NH's net metering cap from 50MW to 100MW. This is a critical step for the future of renewable energy in our state. Find out more here.

  • Friday, May 06, 2016 10:10 PM | Douglas Shilo (Administrator)
    This year's summit at our own Mt. Washington Hotel was a great success. Kudos to the speakers, who inspired us all to look to the future; our sponsors, who made this great event possible; and our participants, who will go forth and put all this knowledge to use!


    Check out this great video recap. We will post the entire broadcast soon.
  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015 2:08 PM | Douglas Shilo (Administrator)

    Chapter members Heather Fournier, Michael Eardley, and John Pietroniro attended the 2015 Regional Summit at the historic Mechanic's Hall in Portland, ME on May 1st. Following the presentations, the group participated in a service charrette with stakeholders from the City of Portland to examine principles and features of resiliency for four buildings on the waterfront. Climate change and sea level rise are particularly relevant to the future of Portland's waterfront built environment.

     

    Next Summit coming to ... NEW HAMPSHIRE! 

  • Saturday, March 21, 2015 4:50 PM | Douglas Shilo (Administrator)

    Our green eggs program got off to a great start. Keith McBrien of GDS and two representatives from Smuttynose brewery took 14 of us on a great tour. GDS was nice enough to give us a tour and pay for breakfast to boot! Couldn't resist trying the beer, of course - very tasty by all accounts! Big thanks to everyone involved in making this tour (and great building) happen! 

  • Saturday, March 21, 2015 3:24 PM | Douglas Shilo (Administrator)

    The GSA is now seeking public comment on its 2014 report which determined that LEED V4 aligns better than ever with Federal green building requirements. GSA is also asking for input on questions about GSA's process for reviewing green building certification systems, whether GSA should emphasize certain credits, and how the federal agencies can be involved in developing and supporting such systems. Let the GSA know you support LEED V4.

  • Friday, July 05, 2013 2:16 PM | Deleted user
    After three years of development, six public comment periods, and plenty of controversy, USGBC members voted to approve LEED v4undefinedin a landslide. Read More...
  • Friday, May 24, 2013 8:37 AM | Deleted user

    While the LEED system is already applied to around 1,000 federal government projects, chemical and forestry industries have made concerted efforts to scupper its usage.

    The Green Building Initiative, which is comprised of a number of chemical and forestry companies, has pushed for the use of the Green Globes standard instead, which is an ANSI-certified system. Click here for more.

  • Thursday, July 05, 2012 9:34 AM | Deleted user

    Join The New Hampshire Chapter for the Green Apple Day of Service on Sept. 29!

    The first annual Green Apple Day of Service, hosted by the Center for Green Schools, brings together advocates from around the world, including students, teachers, parents, USGBC chapters and community members in support of healthy, sustainable schools through service projects in their communities.

    Visit mygreenapple.org to find or start a project in your community, show your support for our movement, connect with others who are already taking action and share your story with us.

    Let us know if you’re interested in starting or leading a project in your community! Visit mygreenapple.org for project ideas or to start a project. Contact Emily Davis, Green Apple Day of Service Capacity Organizer at 202-587-7170 or via email at edavis@usgbc.org with any questions.

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  • Thursday, July 05, 2012 9:27 AM | Deleted user

    The Traditional Building Conference Series returns to Boston July 25 and 26.  The conference takes place at the historic Exchange Conference Center on Boston’s Waterfront.

    “Traditional Building: Design, Materials, and Methods” is the theme for this two-day design and construction industry conference.  Seminars will cover historic preservation, careful remodeling, and building new in traditional ways.  The study of historic buildings teaches traditional climate response strategies and durable, sustainable building practice.

    Participants can earn up 10 AIA HSW Learning Units as well as several GBCI CMP Continuing Education Hours for LEED accredited professionals.

    The cost to attend is $199 for two-days and $149 for a single day.  In addition, a new breakfast seminar, “From Mills to Micro-Lofts: Sustainable Design Solutions for Urban Living” will be available for $65 on Wednesday, July 25 at 8 am.   Prices increase on July 18 as space is limited.  Tuition includes continental breakfast and lunch each day as well as a cocktail reception on July 25.

    The program’s speakers are outstanding national, regional and local leaders from the field of traditional building field including the following:

    Michael Abbott, AIA, CNU-A, APA, Principal; John K. Grosvenor, AIA, Principal; Glenn R. Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP, Principal; Holly Grosvenor, AIA, LEED AP, Associate; Northeast Collaborative Architects, Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, and Middletown, Connecticut

    Matthew Bronski, PE, Senior Project Manager, Simpson Gumpertz Heger, Boston, MA

    John D. Milner, FAIA, Principal; John Milner Architects, Inc., Philadelphia and Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania.

    David Martin, President, Allied Window, Inc., Cincinnati, OH

    John Canning, David Ricchio, and William Barry, John Canning Studios, Cheshire, CT

     

    Graham S. Wyatt, AIA, Partner, and Preston Gumberich, AIA, Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY

    Art Reeves, Commercial Business Development Manager, Marvin Windows and Doors

    Ray Tschoepe, Director of Conservation, Fairmount Park Trust, Philadelphia, PA

    The Palladio Award winners will present their award-winning projects on July 26. The Palladio Awards recognize excellence in traditional design.

    The Commercial and Institutional project awards session will be moderated by Martha McDonald, Editor, Clem Labine’s Traditional Building.  Award winning firms making presentations include: John G. Waite Associates, Architects, Albany, NY; Treanor Architects, Kansas City, MO; Robert AM Stern Architects, New York, NY; and HBRA Architects, Chicago, IL

    The Residential Palladio awards session will be moderated by Will Holloway, Editor, Clem Labine’s Period Homes. Award winning firms presenting include:  John Milner Architects, Chadds Ford, PA; Architectural Resource, Ann Arbor, MI; Don B. McDonald Architect, San Antonio, TX; and Janice Parker Landscape Design, New York, NY.

    Conference and exhibition details can be found at www.traditionalbuildingshow.comor call Judy Hayward, Education Director 802 674-6752. Registration inquiries may be directed to Carolyn Walsh at cwalsh@restoremedia.comor 781 779-1560.

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