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  • Tuesday, June 05, 2012 9:16 AM | Deleted user
    In response to overwhelming feedback from members, core LEED users and engaged stakeholders, USGBC announced today that it will delay ballot on LEED 2012 until June 1, 2013. Because of this date change LEED 2012 is being renamed LEED v4.

    To be clear... this change is 100% in response to helping our stakeholders fully understand and embrace this next big step. The passion for market transformation that resides in our membership and our LEED users is undeniable, but we also acknowledge the reality of the day-to-day assessment of market conditions that has informed this decision. Our commitment to you is that the balloting and launch of LEED v4 will be seamless for our users and successful in terms of advancing the market transformation we all seek.

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  • Tuesday, April 10, 2012 11:42 AM | Deleted user

    We are pleased to announce that USGBC has added the New Hampshire Chapter to the list of USGBC Authorized Education Delivery Partners on their website.  The Chapter has signed a Curriculum License Agreement that will enable your NH Chapter to present GBCI-certified courses for continuing education and earning GBCI credentials.  Details will be coming soon as the Education Committee works to develop the program. 

    The Responsible Director for Education is Jeff Bennett, Please contact him education@usgbcnh.org or the Chapter Chair John Pietroniro john.prg@comcast.net if you have questions, and be advised that we are actively seeking volunteers to serve on the Education Committee to help bring this program into the marketplace this year.   If you are interested in education and the advancement of LEED knowledge, here is an ideal opportunity for you to become engaged and share your vision for a sustainable New Hampshire.

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2012 11:20 AM | Deleted user

    Did you know that recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours? This is one of many ways to be kind to the earth, and we want to hear about yours. Business NH Magazine is now accepting applications for the 5th annual Lean & Green awards to honor businesses whose practices are good for the environment and the bottom line.

    Awards will be given in three categories:

    1. Sustainability Champion, to highlight businesses with sound environmental practices;

    2. Product Award, to highlight a product or service that helps other businesses be more environmentally friendly;

    3. Green Building award, which honors a new or remodeled building built in the last two years with environmental sustainability in mind.

    Applications are due April 20 and will only be accepted via email. To download the application, visit www.businessNHmagazine .com and click on the competitions button.

     

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2012 9:52 AM | Deleted user

    This is a very exciting time for the New Hampshire Chapter and the LEED green building program. LEED 2012 is entering the program delivery process that will culminate with a launch in November at USGBC’s Greenbuild Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

    As with all versions of the rating system, LEED 2012 will be balloted and approved by USGBC members with the ballot will be held from June 1-30, 2012.

    Get Involved:

    To vote in the LEED 2012 ballot, you must be part of the Consensus Body. The Consensus Body opt-in period begins April 2 and is open to employees of USGBC national member organizations in good standing. The consensus body ensures participation from the full diversity of LEED users and a balanced representation of USGBC membership. To be eligible to join the Consensus Body and vote in the LEED 2012 ballot your organization’s membership must be in good standing by March 1, and be maintained throughout the balloting period. 

    1.      By March 1:Become a USGBC member or renew your membership

    2.      April 2-May 1: Opt-in to the Consensus Body

    3.      June 1-30: Vote for LEED 2012

    Thank you for your contribution to USGBC and the sustainability movement through your vote.

  • Friday, March 16, 2012 3:54 PM | Deleted user

    The USDA released their newly updated Plant Hardiness Zone Map. The map hadn’t been updated since 1990, and things have definitely changed since then.

    In their 2009 report, the US Global Change Research Program predicted that New Hampshire could have a climate similar to present-day North Carolina by 2070 or so. That’s a shift of two or three USDA plant hardiness zones over the next 60 years. That’s a zone shift every 30 years. Possibly faster. That’s an awful lot of change.

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  • Friday, March 16, 2012 2:59 PM | Deleted user

    As a non-partisan organization that deals with energy efficiency matters NEEP offers comments on House Bill 1490

    Comments of Natalie Hildt, manager of Public Policy Outreach, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) to the House Committee on Science, Technology and Energy regarding House Bill 1490 - An Act Repealing New Hampshire’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Cap and Trade Program for Controlling Carbon Dioxide Emissions.

    In light of last year’s extensive discussion about New Hampshire’s participation in the RGGI program, we do not wish to re-state our comments from that time. Rather, as a non-partisan organization that deals with energy efficiency matters, we offer three observations for your consideration as you debate the future of RGGI in New Hampshire.

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  • Friday, March 16, 2012 2:53 PM | Deleted user
    KEENE undefined The city has embraced unique goals for creating a sustainable community in all aspects of civic activity, even maintaining municipal infrastructure.

    The city is among the first in New Hampshire to install porous pavements and rain gardens in the roadway cross section of a major arterial corridor (12,000 vehicles per day) serving urban downtown areas.

    During the project design phase, the city sought to incorporate "green" infrastructure and environmentally friendly materials into the project to exemplify the community's sustainability goals.

    Underwood Engineers reviewed innovative technologies and alternative material applications for implementation in the city's 2010 infrastructure project. Specifically, recycled construction materials and low-impact development were reviewed based on performance criteria and feasibility.

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  • Tuesday, October 25, 2011 8:54 AM | Deleted user
    King Tide, the highest tide of the year is rolling into the Seacoast on Thursday October 27 and the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) a member of the New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (NHCAW), in partnership with the University of New Hampshire and Clean- Air Cool-Planet are seeking the support of area photographers to capture this natural phenomenon through the announcement of the PREP King Tide Photo Contest.

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  • Tuesday, October 25, 2011 8:47 AM | Deleted user

    As you are aware the Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act was amended with the changes becoming effective on July 1, 2011. I know this has created some confusion. To help clarify, Jason Aube, Shoreland Program Outreach Coordinator, will provide an overview of these changes. There are two presentation date options to choose from, with both being held at the HGCCC. No charge but RSVP is required. See attached flyer

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2011 1:49 PM | Deleted user

    The New Hampshire Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is proud to announce that C. Stuart White Jr. AIA has been awarded the 2011 Sustainable Designer of the Year Award.  Stu has held a lifelong commitment to protecting the environment through his energy conservation commitment.  In the late 60’s, even before the oil embargo, Stu started his commitment to sustainability. Stu created one of the first residential projects to be accepted into the pilot LEED for Homes program – a home in Dorchester, NH.  Stu was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the environmental studies program at Dartmouth College and as energy consultant to the Brookhaven National Labs focusing on passive solar energy utilization.

    The New Hampshire Green Building Council is also proud to announce that the South Cove Recreation Center at Eastman in Grantham, NH has been selected as the 2011 NH Sustainable Building of the Year.   This LEED Gold Certified building was designed by Warranstreet Architects from Concord, NH and constructed by Milestone Construction from Concord, NH.  This building opened in 2009 utilizing regional New Hampshire Materials in construction and reducing energy consumption by more than 34%.  The building is designed and located to fit into the natural surroundings of Grantham and maximize conservation land.

    Twelve other New Hampshire LEED certified buildings will be receiving recognition at the New Hampshire Green Building Council’s First Annual Awards Banquet. The First Annual New Hampshire Green Building Awards Banquet will be held at the Harbor Events and Conference Center in Portsmouth, NH on November 10, for additional information please visit www.usgbcnh.org.


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