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  • Monday, August 02, 2010 8:14 AM | Deleted user
    USGBC NY Upstate Chapter
    green building conference

    The New York State Green Building Conference is looking for presentations.  If you want to share your expertise with other green building professionals, this is your chance.

    Call for Presentations
    9th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

    Thursday, March 24th
    Friday, March 25th 2011

    We welcome your presentation abstracts.
      Abstracts should be submitted no later than Friday, October 15, 2010. Submit your abstract today by emailing your abstract (MS Word document) to: Maureen Wakefield, mwakefield@esf.edu

    Abstracts should be 250 words or less and formatted using the template available on the web: http://www.esf.edu/greenbuilding/.Abstracts will be reviewed by the green building advisory committee with a tentative program published on the conference website: http://www.esf.edu/greenbuilding/2011/agenda.htm by Thursday, November 11, 2010.

    Confirmation Emails will be sent to everyone who submits an abstract.  If your abstract is not accepted for presentation, we encourage you to create a poster as an alternative.

    Here are some presentation topics from recent conference years, but remember,
     if it's green- we're interested.

    Recent Topics:     
    • Deconstruction
    • Greening of Codes
    • Green Building and Society
    • High Energy Performance Houses
    • Indoor Air Quality, Why It Matters
    • In good company:  architects work to green the built environment at every scale
    • Integrated Wind Technologies in the Built Environment
    • LEED certified buildings, hometown presentation
    • Meeting the acoustic EQ pre-requisite and EQ Credit 9 requirement for LEED for Schools
    • Remodeling Buildings
    • Structures, Building Envelopes, and the Planet
    • SUNY-ESF Gateway Building: Positive Net Energy for Carbon Neutral Campus
    • Using Rain Gardens in Northern Climates

    If you're doing it, we're interested! Green Building IS the Solution!

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  • Wednesday, June 16, 2010 10:24 AM | Deleted user
    Build Green New Hampshire: Meetings and Educational Series

    Presented by: Tom Werst Sustainable Energy Engineer and Entrepreneur

    To register visit www.buildgreennh.com

    The US EPA has been diligently working with various stakeholders over the past year to update the ENERGY STAR Homes program to reflect the widespread adoption of IECC 2009 across the US. The program has undergone two rounds of public comment and preliminary documents are available for review. This presentation will provide a preliminary look at some of the significant changes to the ENERGY STAR Program that will be phased in starting 1/1/2011. The Energy Star program is one of the most widely used rating programs for energy efficiency and is an integral part of both the NAHB Green Standard and LEED for homes. Come see how the national ENERGY STAR pro-gram is changing and start to get prepared for the new ENERGY STAR program in your area.

    Speaker Tom Werst is a Sustainable Energy Engineer and Entrepreneur with more than thirty-two (32) years experience in energy engineering, technical training, consulting, project management; residential housing, construction and finance; and network design and implementation. His recent focus has been on sustainable energy; certifying ENERGY STAR Homes, providing BPI training services, alternative energy projects, and performing residential and small commercial energy audits.

    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3-5pm

    PSNH Energy Park 780 North Commercial Street , Manchester , NH 03105

    Free for Build Green NH Members
    Non-members $25.00
  • Monday, June 14, 2010 10:19 AM | Deleted user

    News & Deadlines

    Apply to Participate in Congressional Advocacy Day

    USGBC's Advocacy Department announced the dates for the third annual Congressional Advocacy Day: September 28-29, 2010. All chapters with active advocacy programs are encouraged to submit an application and commit to working in a coordinated fashion with USGBC and members of Congress in your state. Find the application form on the Extranet's Advocacy & Outreach tab.

    Winning Chapter Awards of Excellence Submissions Available for Reference

    The Chapter Awards of Excellence recognize chapters in the categories of Advocacy; Education; USGBC as a Community; and Organizational Excellence. In completing your chapter's application, you are welcome to reference winning submissions from years past. You can reference the archive on the Extranet here. (This is the first year for the Chapter Leader Awards of Excellence, so similar history is not available for this competition.) Submissions are due Aug. 31, 2010 by 11:59 p.m. EDT. Contact Eli Reisman with any questions.

    Support Haiti Through Joint Design Fellowship

    USGBC and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are supporting an Architecture for Humanity Sustainable Design Fellow, who will help facilitate the rebuilding of the infrastructure that was demolished in Haiti's earthquake. The qualified design professional selected will make a two-year commitment to work directly with community members on the ground in Architecture for Humanity's Rebuilding Center, based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. You're welcome to advertise this opportunity to your chapter members. To view the press release and learn how to apply, click here.

    Sound Bites

    The Urban Green Council announces William McDonough as opening keynote at Urban Green Expo 2010 * USGBC national staff are excited to visit with 160 chapter leaders at the retreat this week * USGBC Nebraska Flatwater wins the grand prize in the Heartland Chapter Awards * Got news? Submit your sound bite to Clare Magee.

    Webcasts & Trainings

    New Resources

    Member Recruitment & Events

    Thank you for your time and attention and for everything you do to help advance our shared mission.

    USGBC Chapters Staff

  • Thursday, June 03, 2010 10:05 AM | Deleted user
    Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce presents:

    Green Jobs Summit with
    US Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    Join fellow Chamber members and community leaders at a special "Green Jobs Summit" with US Senator Jeanne Shaheen. As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator Shaheen is at the forefront of efforts in Washington to create jobs through investing in clean energy and energy efficiency.  Senator Shaheen will discuss the various programs currently in place and other legislative proposals currently under consideration in Congress.
    Senator Shaheen will be joined by a panel of local business leaders who have created jobs thanks to new green technologies or are playing a role in preparing the workforce for future green jobs.
    Friday, June 4, 2010 
    11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    NH Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College
    Lunch will be served.

    $30 Members / $35 Not-yet Members
    Click here to register or call 603.792.4122
    Sponsored by:
  • Tuesday, June 01, 2010 5:03 PM | Deleted user

    News & Deadlines

    Grant Money Available for Your Schools Committee

    One-time matching grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to chapter green schools committees. Applications are due July 2 by 11:59 PDT. Grant criteria and applications were distributed to committee chairs May 24 and can also be found on the Extranet. Grants will be awarded by July 23. Contact Emily Knupp with any questions.

    Are You "Generation Green?" Show us!

    In a 30-second video, tell us what you're doing to redefine our future. We're looking to hear from everyone: from children to the most seasoned professional, from student to chief executive. Whether you're taking small steps in your daily life or creating the next big green innovation, let us know, and it could end up on usgbc.org or maybe even part of the Greenbuild 2010 opening plenary! Details are on the Extranet.

    Download Federal Summit Presentations Starting June 4

    The 2010 USGBC Federal Summit, "Leadership in Sustainability from Coast to Coast," was a huge success with more than 700 attendees. Powerful, inspiring speeches were delivered by U.S. General Services Administration Administrator Martha Johnson, former Mayor of Pittsburgh Tom Murphy and others. Presentations will be available for download on June 4 here.

    Sign up to Receive the Advocacy & Policy Update

    USGBC is releasing its quarterly Advocacy & Policy Update to keep the community up to speed on their important work on policy development at all levels of government, as well as internationally. Manage your subscriptions on usgbc.org here if you wish to receive this update. To review the February Advocacy & Policy Update, click here.

    Webcasts & Trainings

    New Resources

    Member Recruitment & Events

    Thank you for your time and attention and for everything you do to help advance our shared mission.

    USGBC Chapters Staff

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